Mother Of Dead Child Pleads Guilty To Obstructing Investigation



The mother of a 7-year-old girl who authorities say was stabbed to death by her uncle will see 120 days in jail.

Willow Long's mother, 26-year-old Ciara DeRyke, pleaded guilty to a single obstruction count Tuesday as part of a deal with prosecutors. She will also see 18 months of probation.

Investigators say DeRyke lied to police, telling them she'd seen Long in September, even though the girl was already dead. 

Investigators say Justin DeRyke said he killed his niece to "put her out of her misery" after she fell and pierced her neck.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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