After nearly 15 years, a mother has finally received justice.
Sarah Key-Marer received the news that her 4-year-old daughter had fallen off a sea cliff to her death 15 year years ago. Ever since then, Sarah has been waiting to find out if her daughter’s father was responsible or not.
According to the AP, two previous juries remained deadlocked in the case. However, Wednesday a new set of jurors found Cameron Brown guilty of first-degree murder. Brown, pushed 4-year-old Lauren off the cliff back in November 2000. Cameron pushed her because he did not want to pay child support and had been in a nasty dispute with her mother. Brown claimed Lauren tripped and fell off the cliff as she ran toward the edge.
However, after six weeks and several visits to the scene of the crime, jurors found him guilty.
“The expert witnesses made it pretty clear, and when we did the site visit, it was clear to us, as well, that it didn’t seem likely that a 4-year-old girl would be up there of her own volition,” said foreman Greg Apodaca.
Cameron who is now 53, will face a mandatory term of life in prison without parole.