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Guilty verdict in the child murder case against Warrington

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Brandon Warrington sits in Warren County Court during his trial. Brandon Warrington sits in Warren County Court during his trial.
Defense Attorney Garfield Raymond speaks to the jury. Defense Attorney Garfield Raymond speaks to the jury.
Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan speaks to the jury. Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan speaks to the jury.

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. -- A jury has found 25-year-old Brandon Warrington guilty of all three charges in the death of his ex-girlfriend's 5-year-old son.

The Warren County jury deliberated until around 11 a.m. Tuesday, when they found Warrington guilty of all charges including second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, and endangering the welfare of a child for the death of Gary Carpenter in November 2012.

He now faces 15 years to life in state prison.

"I'm glad they did their job," said Gary's biological father, Gary Carpenter II.

The jury found Warrington responsible for severe head injuries that medical professionals say ultimately led to the death of the boy.

Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan said the case came with its challenges. "There were hard elements to prove, and any child that has to endure what is required by law to prove it is suffering," she said.

Closing arguments were delivered before jurors in Warren County Court on Monday afternoon, during which District Attorney Kate Hogan reminded the jury of the testimony of several doctors that showed a pattern of abuse, which she said showed the child suffered at the hands of Warrington for weeks prior to his death.

"The doctors who testified were extraordinary," said Hogan.

She told jurors Warrington's violence became crueler as the days passed until ultimately resulting in the head trauma that led to his death.

Defense attorney Garfield Raymond denied those claims, telling the jury that it was Carpenter's mother Jennie Mattison who inflicted the referenced abuse.

Mattison testified against Warrington after pleading guilty to hindering prosecution for initially lying about how her child was hurt.

"She deserves just what he got as far as I'm concerned," said Carpenter.

Both Mattison and Warrington now await sentencing.

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