Accused baby killer back behind bars in Ashtabula, could face death penalty
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Joshua Gurto, Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky Blankenship-Sutley

By Peggy Gallek, WJW

ASHTABULA, Ohio -- (WJW) -- The Ashtabula County Grand Jury has secretly and directly indicted the man accused with the rape and murder of a 13-month-old girl.

Joshua Gurto, 37, was taken into custody last month after he was spotted at a gas station near Pittsburgh .

He was brought back to Ashtabula County Thursday morning and is being held in the jail.

Gurto fled shortly after the girl was killed. Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky Blankenship-Sutley, 13 months, died after being found Oct. 7 with blunt force trauma to the head and trunk.

The Conneaut Law Director’s Office filed charges and obtained an arrest warrant for Gurto in Sereniti’s murder and rape. He is believed to be the boyfriend of the baby’s mother.

FULL STORY: Accused baby killer back behind bars in Ashtabula, could face death penalty - WJW

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