Muskegon man sentenced for baby's bathtub death

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — A Muskegon man has been sentenced to prison for the murder of his 1-year-old daughter.

On Wednesday, Justin Smutz was sentenced to eight to 22 1/2 year in prison for manslaughter and two to six years for second-degree child abuse. He received credit for 658 days served and his sentences will run concurrently.

Authorities say his daughter, Adalynn, died in May after being left alone with her 2-year-old sibling to a bathtub filled with water. The day before she died, Smutz’s son was found wandering the streets and police said it took 45 minutes to find his dad.

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