Jurors in central Illinois have convicted a 44-year-old woman of murder for beating her mother to death near Peoria. Gina Gonzalez showed no emotion when the verdict was read. Officials say the beating left 70-year-old Quyen Thi Phan of Marquette Heights with massive brain injuries. Phan died Dec. 23, 2011, four days after the mother and daughter had a fight. Jurors convicted Gonzalez of first-degree murder. Gonzalez testified that her mother fell and that she never hit her. Gonzalez is to be sentenced Oct. 17.
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