Des Moines woman sentenced to jail in father’s 2020 capturing demise

A Des Moines judge acknowledged what he termed the “tragic and traumatic” history of a female convicted of killing her father but reported Friday he had no discretion in sentencing her to 50 decades in jail.

Rythm Huddleston was billed with to start with-diploma murder in the November 2020 taking pictures of Marcellas McNeil, 45, of Des Moines. In June, she pleaded responsible to next-diploma murder, averting a required lifestyle sentence.

Huddleston’s sentencing listening to before Decide David Porter came the working day immediately after her 25th birthday. Prior to her sentencing, her attorneys filed a number of letters from her household on her mother’s facet, describing a childhood marked by instability, neglect, domestic violence, and a number of stints of homelessness and foster care, culminating in her mother’s demise by suicide in 2012.