Trial begins for Seaside man accused of killing toddler

Randy Roden is accused of killing 2-year-old Evangelina Wing

Evangelina Wing in an undated photo. The 2-year-old died from blunt force trauma on Dec. 20, 2014 (Courtesy photo)
Evangelina Wing in an undated photo. The 2-year-old died from blunt force trauma on Dec. 20, 2014 (Courtesy photo)

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) – Clatsop County’s first death penalty trial in 15 years is set to begin Tuesday and could last for up to two months.

Randy Lee Roden in his first court appearance on an aggravated murder charge in the death of 2-year-old Evangelina Wing, Dec. 24, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Randy Lee Roden in his first court appearance on an aggravated murder charge in the death of 2-year-old Evangelina Wing, Dec. 24, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

The Daily Astorian reports that jury selection for 28-year-old Randy Lee Roden’s murder trial will begin this week. Roden is accused of killing 2-year-old Evangelina Wing, who died of blunt force trauma in December 2014.

Emergency crews were called after Evangelina was not breathing. The child was dead when responders arrived.

Prosecutors say Evangelina’s two brothers, ages 5 and 3 at the time, were also tortured, burned, bitten and caged in the Seaside apartment their mother, Dorothy Wing, shared with Roden.

Records show Roden has a criminal record that included domestic violence and sex abuse.

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