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

September 24

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.