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Man accused in rape, murder of 13-month-old girl in Conneaut could face death penalty

Posted: 11:40 AM, Nov 09, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-09 16:54:12Z

The Ashtabula County Grand Jury indicted this week the man accused of raping and killing a 13-month-old girl.

Joshua¬†Gurto , 37, was indicted on two counts of aggravated murder, three counts of murder, one count of rape, one count of felonious assault and one count of domestic violence.

He is facing the death penalty. 

Gurto is accused of raping and killing 13-month-old baby Sereniti in Conneaut on Oct. 7. He was charged on Oct. 13. 

He was on the run for more than two weeks before U.S. Marshals captured him on Oct. 27 in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania. 

He has since been transported back to the Ashtabula County Jail.