Jury begins deliberating in case of man accused of La Mirada baby’s murder

NORWALK — The fate of a man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 17-month-old daughter while baby-sitting her in La Mirada was placed in the hands of a Norwalk Superior Court jury Thursday afternoon, officials said.
Mark Vaughn, 22, of Corona is charged with murder and child abuse causing death in connection with the Jan. 24, 2011 death of Jayden Brianne Turner.
After attorneys finished their closing arguments Thursday, the jury began deliberating at 1:30 p.m., court officials said.
The child suffered head injuries while he was watching her in the 15200 block of Valeda Drive in La Mirada. She died at a hospital four days later.
Vaughn told investigators the baby fell from a chair and hit her head, but an autopsy concluded in late March of 2011 that Turner’s death was a homicide.

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