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Published October 23, 2009, 11:33 AM

Teen Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Baby Death

Former Grand Forks teen guilty of starving baby to death.

A Bismarck teenager has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of her infant daughter.

Jurors found 18-year-old Stevie Buckley guilty after about three hours of deliberation that began Thursday night and finished Friday morning.

Buckley was charged in the Febuary 4 death of her 6-month-old daughter, Kyra, who authorities say was starved and dehydrated.

Buckley cried when the verdict was read. Judge Bruce Haskell ordered a presentence investigation.

Buckley also was convicted on three drug and alcohol charges.

Prosecutors called doctors who testified the baby was a "skeleton" and that Buckley seemed indifferent about her daughter's condition.

Buckley testified in her own defense, saying she loved Kyra and worked to be a good mother, and that the baby got sick.

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