(Glenwood) A Pacific Junction man was sentenced to prison today for the death of 13-month-old Aliyanna May.
The Council Bluffs Nonpareil says 23-year-old Colby Puckett faces up to 50-years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder. Puckett was ordered to pay more than $9,000 in restitution to the victim’s family and $150,000 in restitution to the state.
Puckett was babysitting Aliyanna and her two siblings while their mother, Puckett’s girlfriend, was taking a college class on February 1, 2012. Puckett told a Mills County Deputy that he had placed Aliyanna on a bed and she fell off. Aliyanna had extensive injuries to her eyes and brain and died the next day. An autopsy determined that Aliyanna had died as a result of the head injuries and her death was ruled a homicide.