Man returning to prison after daughter hurt in 2002 dies

Posted at 12:00 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 12:14:17-04

A New Jersey man who served more than three years in prison for injuring his baby daughter in 2002 is returning to prison in Michigan after her 2015 death was attributed to complications from those injuries.

Marcus Claudius Oglesby pleaded guilty in June to involuntary manslaughter. The Lansing State Journal reports the 34-year-old was sentenced Wednesday to 6 to 15 years in prison.

Keyaria Oglesby died Nov. 29, 2015, at age 13. Prosecutors have said an autopsy determined her death stemmed from circumstances related to the abuse case. He was charged in 2016 with second-degree murder.

Oglesby, of Runnemede, New Jersey, lived in Lansing, Michigan, when his daughter was hurt.

He has said the injuries were accidental. Court records show a jury convicted him in 2003 of child abuse.