NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. — A man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of an 11-month-old New Hampshire boy in 2015.

WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2fhNduL) Tommy Page also was convicted Tuesday of falsifying evidence in connection with the death of Shawn Sylvester. He was acquitted of administering a controlled substance.

Authorities say Sylvester, of Alexandria, died of blunt impact head trauma.

Court documents say the boy’s mother left her son with the 29-year-old Page, her boyfriend, for a few hours and returned to find the baby “lying face-down in his bed in a pool of vomit.” Sylvester died at a hospital two days later.

Officials say there was evidence of drugs in Sylvester’s system.

Page’s lawyers said he was not responsible for the boy’s death.


Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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