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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wash. man killed stepkid, 3, for money

A Washington man was found guilty of drowning his 3-year-old stepdaughter so he could allegedly claim the insurance money, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Joel Zellmer was convicted in an incident from 2003, when little Ashley McLellen drowned in their pool. Prosecutors claimed that Zellmer had a history of dating single moms and persuading them to get insurance policies for their kids -- who then suffered a series of injuries.

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