A father pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide on Tuesday in the death of his 2-year-old daughter.

Dana Redding Jr., 24, entered his plea in Big Horn County District Court, according to County Attorney Jay Harris. He was charged in April for abuse that killed his daughter, Isabella Alta June Redding.

Redding Jr. was charged alongside Kevannah George Grace, the child's mother. She pleaded not guilty to criminal child endangerment.

Isabella died in a hospital on April 7.

Medical staff told law enforcement the child had suffered a "massive amount of bruising" on her entire body, as well as an open wound on the back of her head, according to charging documents. An autopsy noted that "abusive physical contact" could have led to the girl's death, charges stated.

Deputy County Attorney Randen Schoppe said that a joint plea agreement with Redding Jr.'s attorney recommends a sentence of 50 years in prison. A judge isn't bound by plea agreement recommendations.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 16.

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