Dad, 2 others sentenced in starvation death

October 20, 2011 1:38:00 PM PDT
The absentee father of a disabled Philadelphia teenager who starved to death in a squalid apartment has been sentenced to between 2½ years to five years in prison.

Daniel Kelly was convicted of felony child neglect in the 2006 death of his 14-year-old daughter, Danieal. She weighed just 42 pounds when she died and had maggot-infested bedsores.

The father once had custody of the girl but abandoned her with her unfit mother. Andrea Kelly was convicted of third-degree murder.

A judge on Thursday also sentenced two social workers who failed Danieal to the same 2½- to five-year term.

The horrifying case prompted the firings of several city officials. More than a dozen people have been convicted in state and federal investigations.

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