Victoria woman Kaela Janine Mehl has been found guilty of first degree murder in the death of her 18-month old daughter, Charlotte Cunningham.
The four-man, eight-woman jury came back with the verdict Wednesday morning after being given their instructions Tuesday afternoon by Justice Joyce DeWitt-Van Oosten.
Jurors had been instructed to apply a four-point test in determining whether Mehl, 34, was guilty of first degree murder, second degree murder or manslaughter in the Sept. 16, 2015 killing of Charlotte.
The jury had asked the judge to further explain the definition of “deliberate.”
Read Victoria News’ coverage of the Kaela Mehl murder trial