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Updated Jul 15, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Man accused of killing his daughter found hanged

TUCSON, Ariz. — A man accused of killing his daughter was found hanged in
a Pima County jail.

The Arizona Daily Star
reports that 26-year-old Jonathan Niles Kesterson had a bedsheet
around his neck when he was found Saturday.

Kesterson and 21-year-old Olivia Paige Martinez were charged in the January
death of their 11-week-old daughter, Vanessa Martinez.

The baby suffered broken ribs and a subdural hematoma before her death.

Kesterson told police his daughter had died of sudden infant death syndrome
while her mother was watching her.

But Martinez says it was Kesterson who was watching the baby while she
worked at a strip club and, when she returned home, the baby was dead.

Investigators told authorities that he and Martinez buried the child in the
desert.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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