Logan County Jury Finds Amy Holder Guilty Of Child Abuse

GUTHRIE, Okla. -- After more than 10 hours of deliberations on Monday, a Logan County jury has found Amy Holder guilty of child abuse.
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Holder was accused of beating her foster daughter, Naomi Whitecrow, in 2009. The girl died, but an autopsy was unable to determine what caused her death.
Prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence to charge Holder with murder.
The Edmond woman's trial began two weeks ago and wrapped up Monday afternoon afternoon after the jury heard from dozens of witnesses. Holder also took the stand in her own defense.
The courtroom was packed with Holder supporters, many of whom wept when the verdict was read.
Amy Holder said nothing as she walked out of the courtroom. Her attorney, Scott Adams, has maintained his client is innocent, but said this is a verdict they can live with.
"Obviously what the verdict told us is there are no winners in this case," said Adams. "Our heart goes out to the Whitecrows and Naomi and all of her family." Adams added, "It's still a very sad case in that we have a 2-year-old that is no longer with us."
Prosecutors and the Whitecrow family declined to comment following the verdict.
The jury recommended a fine of $5,000. Holder could have been sentenced up to life in prison. Formal sentencing in the case will take place in November.
Holder's attorney said his client will most likely pay that fine and hopefully, begin to move forward.
"Let this be over," said Adams. "Maybe everyone can heal now. That's what we hope."