By 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 ( ) 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.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.,

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