The following is from KSBY-TV in Santa Maria, California:
A Santa Maria man is found guilty of causing the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old son.
24-year-old Juan Nunez was found guilty on both counts of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment with an enhancement for great bodily harm and death.
5-year-old Jesse Alvarez died when Nunez covered the boy's face with sand at a Fourth of July party at the Oceano Dunes last year.
Nunez will be sentenced on April 29. He remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail.