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Father convicted of murder in daughter's drug death

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A Multnomah County jury unanimously convicted a father of murder by abuse after his 15-month-old daughter died of a methadone overdose in 2013.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said Darian Lee McWoods, 25, was found guilty of 2 counts of murder by abuse, 3 counts of first-degree manslaughter and one count each of criminally negligent homicide, criminal mistreatment and tampering with a witness. 

McWoods' daughter, Kamaya Flores, died of methadone toxicity but doctors also found a trace amount of methamphetamine in her blood and evidence of compression asphyxia. She had broken ribs, petechial hemorrhages on her eyes and mouth and busies on her face, according to the DA's office.

McWoods' sister, Diamond McWoods, was also indicted for perjury, tampering with a witness and false swearing in connection to her testimony. 

Darian McWoods is scheduled for sentencing on July 18, 2018. 


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