Medina man found guilty after baby was found dead in crib

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Eric Warfel

MEDINA, Ohio — A judge has convicted a father of corpse abuse after his daughter’s decomposed body was found in a crib.

Eric Warfel, 35, also was found guilty Wednesday of tampering with evidence.

He was found competent to stand trial after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.

Ember Warfel’s body was discovered last July by a cable company worker in a Medina  apartment.

Medical examiners couldn’t determine how the 21-month-old girl died because of her body’s state of decomposition. Warfel’s attorney has said Ember was born with severe medical problems.

Warfel had another daughter who died in 2013. A medical examiner ruled the 5-month-old’s death as “sudden unexplained infant death.”

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