The 21-year-old Milladore man convicted for his role in his newborn son’s murder will spend five years in prison.
Allen Rice pleaded guilty to amended charges of moving the corpse of a child on Dec. 11. Initially he was charged with child neglect resulting in death. In exchange for the guilty plea, the charge of obstructing an officer was dismissed but was considered during his sentencing.
He was also ordered to spend three years on extended supervision following his release from prison.
Investigators said the newborn’s mother, Marylinn Feher, sough medical help April 6 but initially denied giving birth. Officers located the child wrapped in a bath towel inside a tied plastic garbage bag in the rear cargo portion of Rice’s vehicle in the Marshfield Clinic parking lot. The baby was rushed inside, revived but later died of his injuries.
Investigators said the child was born that morning alive in Milladore. Court documents state Feher said she hit the newborn’s head on the toilet several times and also strangled the baby. The criminal complaint states the newborn died of blunt force cranial cerebral trauma and features of strangulation.
Feher is serving a life sentence.