It took a Jackson County jury four hours to convict Ronnie Palmer Thursday of killing his five week daughter.
Palmer testified that baby Nicole's death was an accident, and that he dropped her in the bathtub. But on a tape police confession, Palmer admitted he hit the girl to stop her from crying.
During deliberations, the jury listened to that confession several times. After the verdict, Palmer's mother told jurors "You'll stand before Almighty God one day and be judged for the decision you're about to make."