- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (AP) - A man faces sentencing next month after pleading guilty to concealing the death of a 4-month-old girl whose body was found in a western Michigan crawl space.

MLive.com reports 27-year-old Matthew Bradley pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing the death as a second-time habitual offender in Newaygo County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors have requested that his minimum sentence not exceed 28 months in prison. He can be sentenced to up to 7½ years behind bars. He’s scheduled to learn his punishment on Aug. 24.

Investigators say Bradley placed Natallya Rich’s body in a car seat and hid her in a cabinet of the basement crawl space in White Cloud. Police say he told them he awoke to find the baby dead and panicked. Relatives reported her missing, prompting a multi-day search.

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