Newark man accused of murdering 9-month-old is acquitted

The man charged with sexually assaulting and fatally beating a 9-month-old girl in Newark has been acquitted of all charges at his retrial.Everett Sheppard, 25,

NEWARK - The man charged with sexually assaulting and fatally beating a 9-month-old girl in Newark has been acquitted of all charges at his retrial.

Everett Sheppard, 25, was charged in the murder and sexual assault of Victoria Madison in October 2008.

At the time of the incident, the child's mother, Sheila Troutman, was out getting lunch.

Troutman, was also questioned, but never charged in the crime. Mistrial declared in child abuse case

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