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A man was convicted Thursday of helping his wife entomb their newborn in a pail of concrete and hiding the container.

A jury deliberated for more than eight hours before finding Brian DeBeer, 32, guilty of hindering prosecution by helping hide the infant.

DeBeer faces 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 7. Defense lawyer Michael Jones said he would appeal.

DeBeer's wife, Stacy, was sentenced in July to 30 years to life in prison after admitting she killed two of her newborns and encased their bodies in concrete.

Stacy DeBeer told police she gave birth in June 1998 while her husband was at work and killed the infant. She told her husband the infant died at birth, and the couple encased the body in concrete in a bucket they left in the basement.

In May 2003, Stacy DeBeer gave birth again while her family was asleep. She told police she entombed the body in concrete in a plastic pail without her husband's help or knowledge.

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