A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to lying to police looking into the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy who was later found dead.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that 25-year-old Christian Sierra was handed a 2-year suspended jail sentence on Tuesday after pleading guilty to perjury and misleading investigators probing the September 2013 disappearance of Jeremiah Oliver, of Fitchburg. Jeremiah's body was found in a suitcase off Interstate 190 in Sterling in April 2014.
Sierra is the brother of Alberto Sierra, who was the boyfriend of Jeremiah's mother, Elsa Oliver.
Prosecutors say Christian Sierra lied about his communications with his brother.
The investigation into the boy's homicide remains open.