DETROIT (WXYZ) - A jury has found D'Andre Lane guilty of murder in the death of his two-year-old daughter Bianca Jones.
Lane was found guilty of Felony Murder and First Degree Child Abuse.
The penalty is life in prison without the chance of parole. Lane will be back in court for sentencing on November 16.
Jurors could be seen crying after the verdict was read. Some of the officers in the case were also in tears.
Lane has insisted that his daughter was taken during a carjacking last December. He told police that armed men took off with his daughter in his car.
Prosecutors argued Lane lost his temper when Bianca had a potty accident. They believe Lane killed her and disposed of her body somewhere.
Throughout the trial, prosecutors suggested Lane was obsessed with toilet training his children.
Prosecutors believe Bianca was dead that morning and alleged Lane covered Bianca's lifeless body up with a blanket and put her in her car seat when he took his then seven-year-old daughter and nephew to school.
After dropping the two children off, prosecutors and police believe Lane disposed of his daughter's body and then concocted a carjacking story to cover up the crime.
Lane and his defense attorney maintain that Bianca was alive when she was snatched by armed carjackers around 9:00 a.m. that morning.
Police located Lane's vehicle about six blocks away from the site of the reported carjacking. The engine was still running with the driver's side door open.
In their closing argument, prosecutors told the jury that Lane probably thought someone would steal the vehicle and that would help bolster what they say are his lies about what really happened to Bianca.
Bianca's car seat and blanket were found in the back seat, but Bianca has never been found.
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