Tulsa Man Convicted Of Child Neglect In Infant's Death


Thursday, August 22nd 2019, 11:21 am
By: News On 6


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. 

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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.