Detroit man faces sentencing in wife's death; kids still missing - WNEM TV 5

Detroit man faces sentencing in wife's death; kids still missing

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DETROIT (AP) -

A Detroit man is going to prison for the slaying of his estranged wife last year, though their two children remain missing.

Erin Justice was sentenced Tuesday to between 45 and 80 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of 27-year-old Alicia Fox.

Fox's body was found in an abandoned house in June 2014, a month after she and the children were reported missing. His stepdaughter, Kaylah Hunter, was 6 years old, while the couple's son, Kristian Justice, was 8 months old.

Justice didn't say anything about the children during Tuesday's hearing. The 29-year-old initially declined the plea deal, but later accepted to avoid going to trial on charges that included first-degree murder.

The Detroit News reports that family members didn't comment while leaving court.

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