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Commerce City woman convicted in grandson's death

By Associated Press
Published On: Jun 07 2013 04:17:54 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 07 2013 04:24:25 PM CDT

A Commerce City woman charged in the death of her 4-year-old grandson has been acquitted of first-degree murder but convicted of a lesser charge.

Jurors in Brighton convicted Becky Trujillo on Friday of a criminally negligent child abuse charge in the death of Gabriel Trujillo in February 2012.
An autopsy found he died from head and neck injuries. Trujillo said he had fallen from a chair.
Her attorneys had suggested Gabriel may have had an undetected hematoma, which is a tumor-like mass of blood outside blood vessels, that may have led to the boy's brain damage.
Trujillo was the boy's legal guardian.