DuPont man convicted of fatally beating his infant daughter

A Pierce County jury has convicted a 32-year-old DuPont man of beating his 2-month-old daughter to death last year.

Dwayne Patrick Cowart is to be sentenced Feb. 5 for second-degree murder. The jury returned the verdict Thursday.

Bella Cowart died April 16, 2014, of injuries suffered March 24 while she was in the care of her father, court records show. The girl suffered fractures to her skull, ribs and one leg, the records show.

Cowart told detectives he became irritated with this daughter but that he didn’t mean to hurt her.

Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644, @TNTAdam