2 sentenced in malnutrition death of Ind. girl, 5

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- A central Indiana judge has sentenced a man and his former mother-in-law to prison for neglect and abuse in the malnutrition death of the man's daughter.
 
   The Star Press reports (http://tspne.ws/Z5W1Sf ) 36-year-old Ryan McConniel was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday for the death of his 5-year-old daughter, Lauren.
 
   Delaware County prosecutors say the girl was starved and abused in 2010, mostly by McConniel's then-wife and her relatives. McConniel pleaded guilty to a neglect charge and gave authorities statements needed to convict his ex-wife and some of her relatives.
 
   McConniel's former mother-in-law from his second marriage, Angela Lee, was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison.
 
   The girl's mother lost custody of Lauren to McConniel in 2009 following a court hearing for which she didn't have a lawyer.
 

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