Homicide

Father jailed 12 years to hear his fate in death of 4-year-old daughter who plunged off cliff

FILE- In this May 7, 2015, file photo, defendant Cameron Brown, left, and Los Angeles County sheriff deputies, watch as jurors make a site visit to the Abalone Cove and Portuguese Bend areas during his third trial in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Jurors found Brown guilty Wednesday, May 13, on murder charges in the death of his 4-year-old daughter Lauren in November 2000. Two previous juries had deadlocked over whether Brown was guilty of murder or manslaughter. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)

FILE- In this May 7, 2015, file photo, defendant Cameron Brown, left, and Los Angeles County sheriff deputies, watch as jurors make a site visit to the Abalone Cove and Portuguese Bend areas during his third trial in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Jurors found Brown guilty Wednesday, May 13, on murder charges in the death of his 4-year-old daughter Lauren in November 2000. Two previous juries had deadlocked over whether Brown was guilty of murder or manslaughter. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

Los Angeles jurors have reached a verdict in the case of a former airline baggage handler accused of tossing his 4-year-old daughter to her death off a sea cliff.

The verdict to be announced Wednesday afternoon comes at Cameron Brown's third trial in the death of Lauren Sarene Key at Inspiration Point in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Prosecutors say Brown killed the girl in November 2000 because he never wanted the child and was locked in a bitter dispute with her mother over child support and custody.

Brown told police that the girl tripped and fell as she ran toward the cliff's edge.

Two previous juries deadlocked over whether to convict the 53-year-old on murder or manslaughter charges.

Brown has been in custody for 12 years.