A Tulsa man has been convicted of child neglect in the death of a 9-month-old boy, according to court documents. Ezekiel Wayne Hadithy pleaded guilty to child neglect in the 2017 death of the boy.
Hadithy was sentenced to life in prison. A charge of child abuse murder was dismissed.
The child's mother, Chelsea Nicole Ray, has received a deferred sentence for permitting child abuse. She pleaded guilty to that charge on Wednesday, August 21.
Police said baby Ryker died after suffering severe head trauma at a Tulsa motel.