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Jury finds Cynthia Baker guilty of killing 8-year-old stepdaughter

BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) — A jury has found Cynthia Baker guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old stepdaughter, Rica Rountree.

For the murder and aggravated battery charge, Baker was found guilty of committing the crimes in a heinous matter with want or cruelty.

The jury also found Baker guilty of aggravated battery, endangering the life of a child and all three counts of domestic battery.

Baker is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 3.

25 News Staff

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