Killer of 2-year-old gets lengthy prison term

Evangelina Wing was murdered in December 2014

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)

ASTORIA, Ore. (KOIN) – The man convicted of murdering a two-year-old girl will spend the next 35 years in prison.

Randy Lee Roden was convicted of murder by abuse by neglect and maltreatment and some assault and criminal mistreatment charges, according to his criminal defense attorney Conor Huseby. But he was acquitted of aggravated murder and some sex crimes.

Evangelina Wing died of blunt force trauma in 2014, according to Seaside police.

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)

Roden was the live-in boyfriend of Wing’s mother, Dorothy. When emergency responders arrived at Wing’s home in Seaside Dec. 20, 2014, they found her 2-year-old daughter in full rigor mortis with bruises and injuries all over her body.

Dorothy Wing, 24, pleaded not guilty to murder and 7 other charges in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Evangelina. Jan. 2, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)
Dorothy Wing, 24, pleaded not guilty to murder and 7 other charges in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Evangelina. Jan. 2, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

Dorothy Wing eventually pleaded not guilty to 8 charges: one count of murder by abuse, first-degree manslaughter, and six counts of criminal mistreatment. She is serving a 15 year prison sentence.

Roden has a long criminal history for which he spent time in prison. He’s been charged previously with unlawful sexual penetration, DUII, driving while suspended and attempting to elude.

According to the Daily Astorian, the judge in the case addressed Roden at sentencing and said: “Mr. Roden, you are a cruel man,” Clatsop County Circuit Court Judge Paula Brownhill said before reading 28-year old Randy Roden’s sentence Monday afternoon. “You have an excellent legal team who has represented you in the best possible light.”