Man sentenced for concealing death of 4-month-old girl
A 27-year-old man has been ordered to spend at least two years and four months in prison for concealing the death of a 4-month-old girl whose body was found in a western Michigan crawl space.
MLive.com reports that Matthew Bradley was sentenced Monday in Newaygo County Circuit Court.
Bradley's sentence calls for him to spend no more than 7 1/2 seven years in prison.
He pleaded guilty in July.
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.
A medical examiner's report determined the girl suffocated because of unsafe sleeping conditions.