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June 23, 1992


Sentencing has been scheduled for July 30 for a 30-year-old Lawrence man who was convicted Monday of murdering a 23-month-old boy in February.

Douglas County District Judge Mike Malone set the sentencing date on Monday afternoon shortly after a jury returned a guilty verdict on first-degree murder and child abuse charges against Donald Bruce Jr.

Bruce went on trial June 15 on the charges, which stemmed from the death of Eric Brewer, his girlfriend's 23-month-old son.

First-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.

Eric's mother, Wendy Brewer, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in her son's death. She is scheduled to stand trial July 20.

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