Father Kills Daughter Over Xbox Console
Updated:18:39, Wednesday January 30, 2008
A man who played video games for hours each day has been convicted of killing his 17-month-old daughter when she pulled out his Xbox console.
Tyrone SpellmanJurors rejected arguments that Tyrone Spellman had confessed to protect the child's mother.
After a day of deliberation, they convicted Spellman of third-degree murder and child endangerment, for which he faces up to 47 years in prison.
Prosecutors in Philadelphia believe he pummelled Alayiah Turman, cracking her skull several times, while her pregnant mother slept in another room on September 7, 2006.
They argued that Spellman fled the house afterwards, and that the mother, Mia Turman, had no reason to go in the bedroom where the Baby