Maricopa County, Arizona - The East Valley Tribune reports that a 34-year-old man, Christopher Langen, was convicted of murder on Wednesday for the beating death of 3-year-old Angelene Plummer, who was developmentally disabled, in February 2005.
According to court records, Angelene's body was found covered in bruises, dried blood and bite marks, and with signs of burning, sexual assault and stab wounds.
Angelene's body was found by her father in Langen's trailer behind her family's home. According to authorities, Langen was baby-sitting Angelene on February 7, 2005. Langen was found guilty of first-degree murder, child abuse and aggravated assault. His sentence is pending.