Justice Alastair Malcolm this afternoon convicted Tamara Butler of murder in the October 2014 killing of her 6-year-old daughter.
The defense did not dispute that Butler killed the child, but said she was not in her right mind when the crime occurred. Had the judge agreed, Butler would have faced a manslaughter conviction instead.
The weeklong trial included testimony from police, several psychologists and Butler’s husband Lenford Butler, a sergeant in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
A date for sentencing has not yet been set.
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