The mother of a 7-year-old Illinois girl who authorities say was stabbed to death by her uncle was sentenced to 120 days in jail.
Willow Long’s mother, Ciara DeRyke, was arrested Monday in Effingham. She’s charged with obstruction related to the investigation of her daughter’s September slaying.
A 22-year-old Effingham County man accused of fatally stabbing his 7-year-old niece won’t go on trial until next year.
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services spokesman Dave Clarkin says that before Willow Long was killed last weekend, the agency had no involvement with the Effingham County family. The boy is 3.
Justin D. DeRyke has been formally charged for killing his 7-year-old niece, Willow Long, but according to court documents he believed he had to.
Authorities say Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, Ill. has been arrested for the murder of Willow Long.
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Attack followed bar fight, ejection.