Milam Sentenced in Child's Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A man who helped dump the body of a toddler into the Ohio River has been sentenced to one year in the Western Regional Jail.

Anthony Milam was sentenced this morning by Cabell County Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson.

The 28-year-old Milam pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of being an accessory after the fact in the death of 2-year-old Hevin Dakota Jenkins.

The Salt Rock man was originally charged with murder for failing to render medical aid to a child.

Milam said his former girlfriend, 29-year-old Tonya Sloan, called him to her home on December 15th, 2005. Milam said the child was slumped over in a chair not breathing.

Milam admitted that he drove Sloan to the Huntington bridge from which she threw the body into the water. Despite extensive searches, dive crews have been unable to find it.

Sloan, also of Salt Rock, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case. She admitted that she slammed the child into the bathtub because he'd messed his pants. She was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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