Las Vegas woman sentenced for killing boyfriend’s 5-year-old daughter in 2019

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A Las Vegas woman has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison in connection with the death of her boyfriend’s young daughter in 2019.

A jury in July convicted 26-year-old Shevhuan Miller on charges of murder and child abuse.

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The Clark County coroner’s office determined 5-year-old Janiyah Russell died of blunt force injuries.

On Thursday, a district judge sentenced Miller to between 20 and 50 years in prison for first-degree murder and child abuse, neglect or endangerment resulting in substantial bodily harm.

Shevhuan Miller, 26, killed her boyfriend’s 5-year-old daughter in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2019. The father is also facing charges of murder.

Shevhuan Miller, 26, killed her boyfriend’s 5-year-old daughter in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2019. The father is also facing charges of murder.

The child’s father — 27-year-old Richard Davis — is scheduled to go to trial in February.

Prosecutors said Davis is facing charges of murder and six counts of child abuse, neglect or endangerment resulting in substantial bodily harm.

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Court records show Davis and Miller called police on Sept. 11, 2019 to report the child was cold and unresponsive.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Miller told police she put the child in the bathtub and later dressed the girl, laid her on a couch and went back to bed for two hours.

Davis admitted to spanking his daughter with a belt about 20 times a few days earlier, according to the newspaper.