Thursday, February 06, 2014
4-Year Old's Stepfather Sentenced in Brutal Killing
Police called it a horrendous killing of a child – 4 year old Ethan Stacy of Richlands, while visiting his mother and stepfather in Utah, suffered beatings, burning, drugging, isolation, malnourishment and was refused vital life sustaining medicine. He was found buried near a ski resort. Now, four years later, stepfather Nathan Sloop pleaded guilty but mentally ill to aggravated murder. He was judged not mentally ill now and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Ethan’s mother, Stephanie Sloop, faces essentially the same charges and has a court appearance next week. No word on whether a plea deal is in the works for her.