- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - A northwest Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in abuse that authorities say killed a 1-year-old boy.

Sixty-year-old Roy Miller of St. Joseph was sentenced Wednesday in Buchanan County, where a judge convicted him in April of felony abuse resulting in a child’s death.

Prosecutors say Carter Lizar died in August of last year at a hospital from severe, prolonged head trauma.

The boy’s mother, Sasha Lizar, is serving a seven-year prison sentence for child endangerment.

Sasha Lizar has said she left her son with a man and a woman for two days. When she returned, the three adults used methamphetamine while the tot napped. She says that when she went to a convenience store and returned, she found the infant limp.

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