Man Receives Sentence In Death Of 3 Year-Old

Case Turned From Missing Person Search To A Homicide

Mitch Kelly
November 15, 2019 - 6:13 am

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(Las Vegas, NV)  -  A man will serve 16 to 45 years in prison for the death of a three-year-old boy. 

42 year-old Joshua Oxford was sentenced this week for the death of three-year-old Daniel Theriot after Oxford took a plea deal which reduced his charge to second-degree murder.

Oxford had a history of abusing the boy.  It was on September 18th, 2018 when Oxford's girlfriend originally reported the boy as missing at Sunset Park. 

Police said no one at the park remembered the woman or her son, and instead Theriot's body was found near the Lake Mead Recreational Area.