Press Release

September 24, 2013

 

Joliet man guilty of beating 9-month-old child to death in 2008

 

JOLIET – Will County State’sAttorney James Glasgow announced that a jury on Tuesday found a Joliet manguilty of beating to death his girlfriend’s 9-month-old baby in 2008.

 

The jury deliberated for twohours before finding Santos Loza Jr., 33, guilty of first-degree murder forbeating Kevion Bender to death on Oct. 26, 2008. He faces 20 to 100 years inprison when he is sentenced. His next status hearing is Dec. 4.

 

Santos Loza Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Caption: Santos Loza Jr.

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