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Murder conviction upheld for town of Clay man in toddler's beating death

The State Court of Appeals upheld a murder conviction in the case of a man from the town of Clay who killed the son of his ex-girlfriend.
Oswego (WSYR-TV) – The State Court of Appeals upheld a murder conviction in the case of a man from the town of Clay who killed the son of his ex-girlfriend.

In August 2009, Jay Barboni was convicted of murder in the second degree and manslaughter in the first degree.

He was convicted on charges that he beat to death the 15-month-old boy, Nicholas Gage Taylor, one year earlier in an apartment in Fulton.

He was sentenced to 25 years to life on the murder conviction and 20 years to life for manslaughter. He is serving the sentences concurrently.

In its decision to affirm the conviction, the State Court of Appeals said that Barboni’s state of mind was one of “utter disregard for human life.”

A judge added that the court found evidence sufficient to support a conviction for depraved indifference to human life.

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