FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A Coconino County man faced 46 years in prison after
being sentenced in the child abuse death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old
Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton sentenced 26-year-old Jose Zenaido Acevedo to
two consecutive 23-year sentences stemming from the October 2012 death of
2-year-old Victoria Rodriguez.
Sheriff’s deputies found the girl unconscious when they responded to a call for
help at the mother’s home.
The Arizona Daily Sun reported that Acevedo had been
watching the child while her mother was at work.
The coroner determined abusive head trauma caused the girl’s death.
Acevedo was convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse. He was sentenced