A suburban Detroit man has received a 27- to 60-year prison sentence in the beating death of his 3-month-old son.
Joshua Wilson of Westland pleaded guilty April 5 to second-degree murder in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit. Authorities say Joshua Wilson Jr. was severely beaten in December and died of blows to his chest.
Judge Edward Ewell sentenced the father Tuesday.
Authorities have brought felony murder and first-degree child abuse charges against the baby's mother, Kelli Worth-McBride. She's awaiting the results of a competency exam and is due back in court July 8.