Wed., October 7, 2009 11:03am (EDT)

Death Penalty for Child Murderer
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

BRUNSWICK, Ga.  —  
A Brunswick jury sentenced David Edenfield to death for molesting and killing 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios.  (photo courtesy Jimmy Emerson)
A Brunswick jury sentenced David Edenfield to death for molesting and killing 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios. (photo courtesy Jimmy Emerson)
Execution is the sentence for a Georgia man convicted of molesting and killing a little boy.

On Tuesday, a jury in Brunswick agreed on 61-year-old David Edenfield’s punishment after deliberating for only two hours.

Edenfield is the first of three family members to stand trial for sexually assaulting and killing 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios in their mobile home in March 2007, then dumping his body wrapped in trash bags by the side of a road.

Edenfield's wife and grown son have also been charged.


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