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Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:14 PM

Updated: Feb 15, 2013 3:48 PM

BROWNSVILLE - A jury will decide the punishment for a man convicted of starving his 4-month-old nephew to death.

Abraham Proenza, of San Benito, was convicted on Friday. He faces up to 99 years behind bars.

Proenza, a former day care operator told the jury he did not want to take the child to the hospital because he wasn't the parent.

The baby weighed about 8 pounds when he died in 2008.

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