After five days of trial, a Jefferson County jury has found Kelly Ray Kerr guilty of Child Abuse Resulting in Death. Kerr, 39, was the primary caregiver for his three-month-old daughter Olivia while …
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After five days of trial, a Jefferson County jury has found Kelly Ray Kerr guilty of Child Abuse Resulting in Death.
Kerr, 39, was the primary caregiver for his three-month-old daughter Olivia while her mother was at work. In July of 2017, Kerr called Olivia’s mother, saying the three-month-old wasn’t breathing, according to a release from the First Judicial District Attorney.
Lakewood police and West Metro Fire Rescue found Olivia unresponsive at Kerr’s home at 10596 W. 26th Ave. She died at Children’s Hospital on July 27, 2017.
Olivia’s body was found with a major skull fracture, a second skull fracture, bilateral retinal hemorrhages, rib fractures and bruising on her face and jaw, according to the release.
The Coroner revealed to the jury that the cause of Olivia’s death was blunt force trauma, while an expert testified that her injuries were consistent with having been shaken. Another testimony disclosed that Olivia didn’t have unusual behavior, or injuries before she died.
Kerr is facing 16 to 48 years in prison.
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