OSWEGO, NY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The jury has spoken in the case of Jay John Barboni.
They returned with a verdict of guilty this afternoon (Aug. 4) after deliberating about two days.
Barboni, 31, formerly of Falcon Drive, Liverpool, was convicted of second-degree murder, a class A felony, and first-degree manslaughter, a class B felony.
Barboni had been charged in connection with the death of 15-month-old Nicholas Taylor.
The infant died Aug. 18, 2008.
He was the son of BarboniÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s girlfriend, Dawn Taylor.
Speaking with Oswego County Today outside the courthouse, Taylor said the verdict doesn’t actually bring closure.
“I feel better that he was found guilty of those charges, but Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ it’s not going to bring (Nicholas) back,” she said.
She said she’d take it one day at a time, and perhaps set up some sort of memorial in honor of Nicholas.
The trial took a week and two days, she noted, adding the deliberations took about six hours.
She never saw any warning signs that Barboni might abuse her son.
The child died as a result of “severe head” trauma last August while Barboni was watching him, according to court documents.
“I never saw it coming, nothing,” she said. “Do background checks on your boyfriends; because, you never know.Ã‚Â Be careful on who you date.”
Barboni will return to Oswego County Court on Sept. 4 for sentencing.