LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) _ The father of most of the seven youngsters removed from a filthy Lubbock home pleaded guilty today to child injury and endangerment charges. Anthony Moya was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Moya attorney Cynthia Mendoza says her client's decision to accept the state's offer was based on the outcome of his wife's trial. She says Moya's decision is a fair resolution to his case. A jury earlier this month sentenced Moya's common-law wife, Gloria Ramirez, to 10 years in prison. Police went to the couple's home in 2007 after Moya called a funeral home about a casket for a stillborn infant.