Tyler man sentenced to 40 yrs in prison for injury to a child

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:33pm

A Tyler man was sentenced to 40 years for injury to a child.

On Thursday, Joshua Robert Williams, 28, pleaded guilty to first degree felony of injury to a child.

According to the Smith County Sheriff's Department, the mother of the child, Amanda Golightly, left her daughter in the care of her fiance, Williams. Golightly said when she returned home, the toddler was in respiratory arrest and suffered severe injuries.

The child was take to a Dallas hospital to receive treatment.


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