Mom, boyfriend convicted in 3-year-old girl's beating death

Sarah Lynn Krueger, 27, and Ryan Scott Warner, 29.

A Northern California woman and her boyfriend have been convicted of murder in the beating death of her 3-year-old daughter.

Two juries heard separate trials against 27-year-old Sarah Krueger and 29-year-old Ryan Warner simultaneously, and their verdicts were read Tuesday in Napa County Superior Court.

The Napa Valley Register reports both were found guilty of murder with special allegations of torture and assault causing the death of a child in the slaying of Kayleigh Slusher.

Police found the girl's body in her bed during a welfare check at Krueger's Napa apartment in January 2014. She had apparently died the day before, with Krueger and Warner putting her body in a freezer before taking her out and fleeing Napa.

Prosecutors said Kayleigh had 41 visible injuries and multiple internal injuries.