A Calgary man who admitted to murdering his former girlfriend was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of her daughter.
His lawyer said during closing arguments in November that there’s no evidence to prove Leeming was responsible for the girl’s death.
Leeming testified he was looking after Aliyah when she fell down some stairs, then he found her limp and unresponsive when he checked on her later.
He said he snapped when Lovett accused him of doing something to her child and struck her several times with a hammer before coming back with a rifle and shooting her in the head.
The bodies of the mother and child were found buried in a shallow grave in Kananaskis Country, west of Calgary, in May 2019 after they went missing weeks earlier.