Pelzel Found Guilty

An Angelina County jury had to work into the weekend to come up with a verdict in the Felicia Pelzel babysitter trial.

After deliberations that lasted until late this afternoon, jurors found Pelzel guilty of first degree injury to a child. Pelzel was accused of killing 2-year-old Bailey Heald while babysitting the child in June of last year. Pelzel now has to wait until Tuesday for the jury to begin the punishment phase of the trial.

Pelzel faces five to ninty-nine years or life in prison, along with a ten thousand dollar fine.