Guilty. That's the verdict by a Schenectady county judge deciding the fate of a woman accused of torturing and killing her grandson.

After days of emotional testimony from other family members and excruciating descriptions of the 8 year old's injuries, Gloria Nelligan has been found guilty of murder and manslaughter.

Prosecutors say what started as discipline over Sha’hiim Nelligan stealing a pack of gum escalated and turned in a three day beating.