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McCoy sentenced to nine years

A Wellman man was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday for the death of his daughter.


Anthony Lamont McCoy, 37, was sentenced in Washington County court today to nine years in prison for the death of 17 month old Avery McCoy, 17 months.


Avery McCoy, who was found dead in her crib on Nov. 9, 2016 in a Riverside house her family was renting at the time. McCoy, her father, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment and one count of involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to five years for the Involuntary manslaughter charge, a Class D felony, and two years each for the child endangerment charges.


Judge Joel Yates also revoked five years probation McCoy had received for a previous conviction of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, ordering McCoy to serve the remainder of the sentence consecutively to the other jail sentence.


Last week Ambrashia Marie Chrzan, 29, Avery McCoy's mother, had been sentenced to 50 years in prison for her role in the death.


For more information, see the Aug. 6 edition of The Washington Evening Journal.