Saturday, November 11, 2017

Man Accused Of Raping & Murdering Girlfriend’s One-Year-Old Daughter Could Face Death Penalty

A man has been charged with rape and two counts of aggravated murder following the death of his girlfriend's one year-old daughter.

Little Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky Blankenship-Sutley, from Ohio, died from blunt force trauma on October 7.

Police brought 37-year-old Joshua Gurto in for questioning but when he was released he fled, which sparked a three-week manhunt and a $5,000 reward for information.

He was caught 120 miles away at a petrol station in Pennsylvania, where he had been hiding out in woodland.

Now Gurto has been indicted on eight charges including two counts of aggravated murder; three counts of murder; one count of rape; and one count of domestic violence and one count of felonious assault.

Gurto could face the death penalty if found guilty.

At the time of Sereniti's death he was dating the tot's 22-year-old mum - she is not facing any charges.