UPDATE: Chattanooga man found guilty of first degree murder of 3-year-old

Tatiana Emerson, 3, was rushed to the hospital by Rhasean Lowry. He's now charged with her murder.

UPDATE: Lowry found guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter Tatiana Emerson.

After more than 4 hours of deliberations, the jury found Rhasean Lowry guilty.

Read our coverage of the trial below.


Closing arguments got underway Friday morning. Defense attorneys chose to not have Lowry take the stand in his own defense on Thursday.

Depend on us to keep you posted.


On Thursday, the judge ruled that the jury will be allowed to view autopsy photos of Tatiana.

Then, Tatitana's godmother took the stand.

Depend on us for updates as we get them.


On Wednesday, the state called its first witness, an investigator for the Chattanooga Police Department.

He went over what he found inside the hotel room where Tatiana Emerson was staying.

Depend on us to bring you updates as we get them.


Tuesday was Day 1 of a murder trial for the man accused of killing 3-year-old Tatiana Emerson.

Rhasean Lowry is accused of beating her to death.

In opening statements, prosecutors told the jury they have Tatiana's killer.

"Rhasean Lowery beat Tatiana. That beating caused her to die," Assistant District Attorney Lance Pope said.

Police say Lowry claims Tatiana fell down the stairs.

Lowry's attorney Dan Ripper says one doctor believes him.

"Medical testimony that proves what happened. We believe you'll find him not guilty," Ripper told the jury.

The first witness was nurse Debora Blevins.

She says doctors tried to perform CPR on Tatiana for 20 minutes.

She died three days later.

Blevins says she noticed bruises all over the 3-year-old's body.

"She was pulseless, breathless, her pupils were fixed, her eyes were open. She was cool to the touch," Deborah Blevins, a nurse at Parkridge Hospital, said.

Tatiana's mother was also charged with endangerment in connection with Tatiana's death.

The DA's office expects this trial to last the rest of this week.

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