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Southern Indiana teen convicted in murders of infant and toddler

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RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A Ripley County jury convicted an Osgood teen of two counts of murder on Monday, according to court documents.

Nickalas Kedrowitz, 17, was found guilty of smothering his two siblings — his 23-month-old half-sister, Desiree McCartney, in May 2017 and his 11-month-old stepbrother, Nathaniel Ritz, in July 2017.

Kedrowitz was only 13 years old when the murders took place, but Indiana law allowed for him to be tried as an adult.

The teen now faces a sentence of 45-65 years for each count of murder. The sentencing is scheduled to take place on Nov. 10.

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