TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) - A jury has convicted a 47-year-old Kansas man of killing his 2-year-old daughter shortly after Christmas 2021.

On Monday, Jeffrey Exon was found guilty of first-degree murder in commission of a felony, second-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment and failure to report the death of a child, KTKA reports. 

Police and paramedics were called to the home on Jan. 5, 2022 for reports of an unresponsive toddler and found 2-year-old Aurora Exon dead. Paramedics said it appeared the child had been dead for several days.

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said Aurora was last seen alive on Dec. 26, 2021. 

The Topeka station reports an autopsy concluded that Aurora died of malnutrition. Authorities said Jeffrey Exon suffered from addiction issues and would not feed or tend to his children for days at a time.

Exon’s 6-year-old son testified that Exon locked them in their rooms for several days without food.

Exon is scheduled to be sentenced on July 28.