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UPDATE: Man accused of killing 3-year-old girl found guilty of murder

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Three-year-old Tatiana Emerson. Three-year-old Tatiana Emerson.
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UPDATE: The man on accused of beating a 3-year-old to death has been found guilty on Friday.

The Hamilton County District Attorney's Office confirms, jurors found 38-year-old Rhasean Lowry guilty of first degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Prosecutors say that Rhasean Lowry and the child's mother, Melanie Emerson, neglected and abused young Tatiana in 2014, which led to her death.

The Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office later determined that the child had suffered sexual assault and had been beaten severely. The cause of death was attributed to blunt force injuries to the head and other areas of her body.

Lowry's sentencing date is scheduled for January 31.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story.


PREVIOUS UPDATE: The trial of a man accused of the beating death of a then 3-year-old Tatiana Emerson gets underway Wednesday.

Prosecutors say that Rhasean Lowry and the child's mother, Melanie Emerson, neglected and abused young Tatiana in 2014, which led to her death.

READ MORE | Autopsy shows 3-year old was beaten and sexually assaulted

Police say Lowry first told doctors she fell down a flight of stairs at a hotel on Bonny Oaks Drive.

Lowry's homicide case was sent to the grand jury in late 2014.

The Hamilton County Medical Examiner's office later determined that the child had suffered sexual assault and had been beaten severely. The cause of death was attributed to blunt force injuries to the head and trunk.

READ MORE | Mother charged in death of toddler

Bruises and scars on the child’s body indicated that she may have been injured over a length of time. 


Channel 3's Kate Smith is in the courtroom; follow her on Twitter.

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