News Sections
Audio
Man Pleads Guilty In Girl's Malnutrition Death
Updated May 5, 2013 12:11 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(MUNCIE) - A Muncie man whose daughter was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the malnutrition death of her 5-year-old stepdaughter has pleaded guilty to playing a role in the girl's death.

Robert E. Lee, 45, pleaded guilty Monday to aiding, inducing or causing neglect of a dependent resulting in death.

Lauren McConniel died in March 2010 after weighing 28 pounds when she was hospitalized with lethal salt levels.

Lee said in court he had discussed with his stepdaughter, Brittany McConniel, the brutal punishments she later inflicted on her stepdaughter. He also acknowledged he never contacted authorities about the abuse or Lauren's deteriorating health.

Delaware Circuit Judge Thomas Cannon Jr. took under advisement a plea agreement, which places a 40-year cap on the prison term Lee could receive.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback