Palmdale couple convicted of murdering toddler
A Palmdale woman and her boyfriend were found guilty May 26 in the killing of her toddler son three years ago, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Brandon Jerel Williams, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder, and Rosie Lee Wilson, 23, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Anthony Lee Wilson, 2. Jurors also found Williams guilty of one count each of torture and assault on a child causing death. Wilson was convicted of one count of child abuse.
From June to August in 2014, prosecutors said, Williams struck the child multiple times in the head. Wilson did not seek medical care for her son after the beatings, authorities said.
On Aug. 21, 2014, Wilson and Williams took Anthony to the hospital after he became unresponsive. Coroner’s reports revealed that the boy had broken bones in both arms, broken ribs and other severe injuries.
The child remained in critical condition until he died Oct. 5, 2014, according to coroner’s records. Wilson and Williams were taken into custody two days after bringing Anthony to the hospital.
The two are expected to return to court July 21 for sentencing. Williams faces a maximum prison sentence of 32 years to life, while Wilson faces up to 15 years to life.