CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A St. Albans man was sentenced Thursday for the death of an 8-month-old child.
A Kanawha County jury found William Ellis Bowen IV guilty of murder of a child by refusal and failure to supply necessities, as well as death of a child by child abuse.
Bowen was sentenced to 15 years to life, as well as life with the recommendation of mercy. The sentences will be consecutive.
Bowen’s sentence is connected with the June 2018 death of Lillyann Aubriana Hudson, the daughter of Bowen’s then-girlfriend Chellbie Hudson. The infant was found barely breathing after being in a room with Bowen, and county prosecutors argued Bowen injured the girl and did not seek medical attention.