Apple Valley man sentenced to 10 years after death of 4-year-old stepson

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An Apple Valley man whose 4-year-old stepson died last year after authorities said the boy ingested a controlled substance was sentenced to 10 years in state prison.

San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Shannon Faherty chose the longest sentence available of six years for Anthony Williams, who pleaded no contest to willfully causing or permitting any child to suffer last month.

Williams also admitted to an enhancement of willful harm or injury resulting in death, which tacked on four years to the original sentence. Faherty sentenced Williams on Nov. 10.

Williams' stepson, Logan Alan Pittman, died at Providence St. Mary Medical Center on July 23, 2020, “despite life-saving measures performed by medical staff for over an hour,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.

Williams was taken into custody the same day in the 21000 block of Laguna Road in Apple Valley after homicide detectives were called to investigate, the Daily Press reported.

He posted bail later that month and was released. At his arraignment in January, prosecutors made a motion that Williams’ bail be increased, which a judge granted and set at $600,000.

Court records did not indicate what substance Pittman was suspected of ingesting.

They do show that Williams was accused of other crimes last year.

Prosecutors charged him with assault with a firearm for an incident they said happened on Nov. 26, 2020.

In May 2021, Williams pleaded no contest to assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury in that case. He was sentenced to two years' probation.

Daily Press reporter Martin Estacio may be reached at 760-955-5358 or Follow him on Twitter @DP_mestacio.

This article originally appeared on Victorville Daily Press: Anthony Williams sentenced 10 years in stepson's death in Apple Valley

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