A Scotts Bluff County District Court jury, in late February, found Dustin Chauncey guilty of brutally beating to death Juliette Geurts, the daughter of his live-in girlfriend, in July of 2008.
A petition drive led to a grand jury hearing, which led to both Chauncey and Charyse Geurts being charged in the death. After the jury found Chauncey guilty, contempt proceedings against Geurts were dropped.
Juliette Geurts was found dead in her crib. An autopsy revealed she died of internal organ damage.