Man who plans to plead guilty in daughter’s abuse death would avoid prison under deal

Brian Moseman

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana man has signed a guilty plea in connection with the 2016 death of his disabled 5-year-old daughter.

The Tribune-Star reports 34-year-old Brian Moseman this week agreed to plead guilty to two counts of neglect of a dependent in the death of Adilynn Moseman. Prosecutors will recommend a 2½ year prison sentence that would be suspended, with Moseman being placed on probation.

A hearing on the plea deal is Oct. 16.

Tiffany Daugherty (Photo courtesy of WTHI)

Moseman and Adilynn’s mother, Tiffany Daugherty, were arrested last year. Authorities say they failed to provide adequate nutrition and medical care for their daughter, who had microcephaly. An autopsy found Adilynn died from malnutrition and bronchopneumonia.

Daugherty was sentenced earlier this month to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to neglect, theft and reckless homicide.