Riddle Convicted of Neglect in Arianna Carmack Death
by Sammy Edmonds
posted May 22 2014 4:30PM
It took a Grant County jury less than an hour yesterday to find Donald Riddle guilty of Neglect in connection with last year’s death of 2-year old Arianna Carmack while he was babysitting the child and her siblings.
The jury reached the decision in less than hour after hearing seven days of testimony. Riddle himself took the witness stand Wednesday, saying he didn’t know how the little girl sustained severe burns on her face and chest that led to her death. Medical experts testified that the girl would have survived had she received timely medical treatment.
Arianna died in February of last year after she apparently laid in her bed for several hours after suffering the burns. The girl’s mother...Marie Lloyd...is also charged with Neglect in the case and will be tried later this year.
Donald Riddle will be sentenced on May 12th. He could receive 20 to as many as 53-years in prison.