Father guilty of killing infant daughter could face the death pe

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Father guilty of killing infant daughter could face the death penalty

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INDIO, Calif. (AP) - A former Southern California resident has been convicted of killing his 2-month-old daughter, whose body was found in an Arkansas storage unit.

A Riverside County jury on Tuesday convicted Jason Hann of first-degree murder and assault on a child resulting in death.

Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Vermont man hit his daughter, Montana, to stop her from crying in Desert Hot Springs in 2001. Authorities say Hann and the baby's mother put the body in a plastic container and moved away. Her decomposed remains were found in 2002.

Hann already is serving 27 to 30 years for the 1999 murder of his 6-week-old son in Vermont. That killing makes him eligible for the death penalty in the current trial.

Krissy Werntz of Indiana also is charged with murder.

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