Homicide

Man faces sentencing in 2014 slaying of estranged wife in Detroit; 2 children still missing

FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2014, file photo, Erin Justice appears during a video arraignment on murder charges in 36th District Court in Detroit. The Detroit man whose two children remain missing faces sentencing after pleading guilty to a reduced murder charge in the slaying of his estranged wife. Justice earlier this month at first declined the offer to plead guilty to second-degree murder instead of face trial on charges including first-degree murder, but later accepted the plea agreement. Justice faces 45 to 80 years in prison for the murder charge when sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Charles V. Tines, File)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2014, file photo, Erin Justice appears during a video arraignment on murder charges in 36th District Court in Detroit. The Detroit man whose two children remain missing faces sentencing after pleading guilty to a reduced murder charge in the slaying of his estranged wife. Justice earlier this month at first declined the offer to plead guilty to second-degree murder instead of face trial on charges including first-degree murder, but later accepted the plea agreement. Justice faces 45 to 80 years in prison for the murder charge when sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Charles V. Tines, File) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

A Detroit man whose two children remain missing faces sentencing after pleading guilty to a reduced murder charge in the slaying of his estranged wife.

Erin Justice earlier this month at first declined the offer to plead guilty to second-degree murder instead of face trial on charges including first-degree murder, but later accepted the plea agreement.

The 29-year-old man faces 45 to 80 years in prison for the murder charge when sentenced on Tuesday. A first-degree murder conviction is punishable by mandatory life in prison without parole.

Alicia Fox's body was found in June 2014. Kaylah Hunter was 6 years old and Kristian Justice was 8 months when they and Fox were reported missing in May 2014.