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Canadian parents found guilty of killing Jamaican child

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2013 | 12:14 PM

A Canadian couple with Jamaican ties have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the beating death of their 15-year-old daughter three years ago.



Canadian news website, thestar.com says a jury found Fedrick and Elizabeth Gayle guilty yesterday, after only five hours of deliberation.



Tiffany Gayle, who was Fedrick’s daughter and his wife’s stepdaughter, was reportedly found dead in a bathtub in the family’s home on June 12, 2010.



Investigators said the Grade 10 student had been beaten with a baseball bat and a barbecue tool.



The girl had moved to Canada from Jamaica only a year before she was killed.



Crown attorney Brian McGuire told the court that Tiffany’s parents were strict and that they were angry when the teen called her biological mother in Jamaica to complain just days before her death.



Throughout the trial, both husband and wife blamed each other for the teen’s death.



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