Father of missing Morenci children sentenced to 10 - 15 years
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:40:44 GMT —
John Skelton, the man accused in the disappearance of his three young sons, has been sentenced.
NBC25 TMs sister station, WDIV-TV, was in the courtroom Thursday morning when Skelton was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison.
Skelton TMs three sons, 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander, and 5-year-old Tanner went missing from the Morenci area in November last year.Read more Judge: "I don't think the pain could have been anticipated by the drafters of these guidelines." Video from the courtroom Charges of kidnapping, punishable by up to life in prison, dismissed
Tanya Skelton, the boys TM mother, said the children were visiting their father, but he never returned them.
Police have been searching for the children ever since, but have expressed their beliefs that the children may have been murdered. Despite their suspicions, John Skelton was sentenced Thursday on charges of unlawful imprisonment.
The boys remain missing.
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