Hereford Man Found Guilty In Child Killing

By Megan Moore
NewsChannel 10

Hereford, Texas - A man charged with the murder of his girlfriend's 17 month old child has been found guilty of the crime by a Deaf Smith County jury.

Daniel Perez killed the toddler by pulling a shirt over her head, causing her to fall off a dresser.

District Attorney Jim English says it took the jury about an hour and ten minutes to deliver the verdict Friday evening.  The judge immediately sentenced him to life in prison without parole.