Man convicted of killing girlfriend’s 2-year-old

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A man has been convicted of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter after “losing it” while watching her.

Rickey Whiteside was convicted Thursday afternoon of first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse according to the Kent County prosecutor.

Whiteside was accused of striking Londyn Amir while he was watching her at the Lazy-T Hotel on Plainfield Avenue on April 29, 2018. Kent County responders found the girl unresponsive. She died on May 2, 2018.

Whiteside faces life in prison when sentenced at a later date.

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