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Trumbull County woman found guilty in death of her 16-month-old daughter

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WARREN, Ohio - After only a little more than an hour of deliberating, jurors in the Joy Hodge trial were back in Judge McKay's courtroom at 4:30 p.m. Friday with a verdict.

The 28-year-old Hodge was found guilty on all counts; murder, felonious assault and child endangering in the death of her 16-month old daughter A'nana Brantley.

The girl was found dead in her crib in her Warren home on September 6, 2011.

According to the coroner's report, Brantley died from blunt traumatic injuries.

The jury also agreed on the specification that was attached to the child endangering charge.

Prosecutor Diane Barber says, "That if she caused serious, physical harm while committing the child endangering that makes it a felony instead of a misdemeanor."

Barber says it was overwhelming evidence that brought Friday's guilty verdict.

Jurors viewed dozens of pictures from the autopsy report and crime scene as well as a video from the crime scene.

Warren Police Detective Wayne Mackey says, "It was a difficult investigation and it took the whole detective division to follow through on this. There were so many people to talk to and we were mislead so many times that there were so many avenues to check."

Hodge's attorney, Matthew Pentz, did not wish to comment.

Judge McKay has not yet scheduled a sentencing date.

Hodge faces a life sentence with eligibility for parole in 15 years.

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