Life sen­tence sought for man ac­cused in girl’s death

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - NATION -

Prose­cu­tors will seek a life sen­tence for a sub­ur­ban Chicago man ac­cused of beat­ing a 4-year-old girl to death af­ter she spilled juice on an Xbox video con­sole.

The Chicago Tri­bune re­ported that prose­cu­tors said “heinous” cir­cum­stances jus­tify the sen­tence for 19-year-old Johnathan Fair, of Waukegan, if he is even­tu­ally con­victed of first-de­gree murder in the death of his girl­friend’s daugh­ter, Sky­lar Men­dez.

Fair was baby-sit­ting Sky­lar at a Waukegan apart­ment Dec. 13 when she was fa­tally in­jured. He ini­tially claimed she’d fallen when he brought her to a hospi­tal af­ter she lost con­scious­ness.

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