- Associated Press - Saturday, April 25, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Wilmington man who failed to call 911 for his girlfriend’s dying 4-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison.

The News Journal reports (https://delonline.us/1EogHKv ) that 35-year-old Willie Reeder was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in December to felony endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors had dropped a murder by abuse or neglect charge in the death of Autumn Milligan.

The girl’s mother, 26-year-old Tanasia Milligan, faces trial in February for murder by abuse or neglect and conspiracy.

A state investigation after Autumn Milligan’s death found flaws in the way the case was handled and in the child protection system, spurring some changes to child abuse and neglect investigations.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com

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