DENVER, Colo. (AP) - 7-year-old Caden McWilliams, who was found dead in a Denver storage unit back in Jan. 2019.
Leland Pankey, the stepfather of McWilliams pleaded guilty Thursday to child abuse resulting in death and tampering with a deceased body in his child's death.
However prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him. His wife also previously pleaded guilty in the boy's death.
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann says prosecutors had to take into account the risk of going to trial on a murder charge without being able to say exactly how the boy died.