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Iowa man pleads guilty in girl’s starvation death

December 23, 2018

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to four charges related to the starvation death of his 16-year-old adopted daughter.

The Des Moines Register reported 43-year-old Marc Ray pleaded guilty Friday to child endangerment resulting in death and three counts of third-degree kidnapping. The kidnapping charges were for the three children in his care whom he illegally confined in their Perry home.

Ray reached the deal with prosecutors. He’d previously been charged with first-degree murder and other offenses.

The charges stem from the May 2017 death of Sabrina Ray, who weighed only 56 pounds when she died.

A trial for Ray’s wife, 40-year-old Misty Bousman-Ray, is scheduled for Feb. 4 in Sioux City. The trial was moved to Woodbury County because of pretrial publicity.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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