CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - A Chesapeake father pleaded guilty Thursday, to killing his 5year old daughter.
Police arrested Joshua Sawyer in June 2009 after the death ofhis daughter, Carly. Officers responded to his Oliver Avenue hometo investigate a complaint of child abuse. Police said the littlegirl was confined in a box, tied up, beaten and denied food.
A medical examiner ruled the cause of Carly's death was bluntforce trauma and said starvation and medical neglect alsocontributed to her death.
The child's stepmother, Brandy Sawyer, was charged with 1stdegree murder and felony child neglect. Her trial has not takenplace.
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