Appeals court upholds conviction of Cory Byrd in murder of 4-year-old Marc Bookal
NEWBURGH - An appeals court has upheld the conviction of Cory Byrd in the death of 4-year-old Marc Bookal.
Byrd is serving 50 years for the murder.
He was found guilty on charges he brutally beat the boy to death, stuffed his body in a Pack 'n Play bag and dumped it in a nearby wooded lot.
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Officials say Byrd, who was watching Marc Bookal for the day, beat him to death after the little boy wet the bed, threw up and defecated in his pants.