WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE)- The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was found dead in a playpen in 2019 have each been sentenced to just under 27 years in prison.

The sentencing came Thursday after both Brandi Marchant and Patrick Javonovich agreed to plead guilty earlier this year.

"We believe it brought closure to the family and did justice for Zaiden and his brother," said Jason Roach, on behalf of the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office.

Both Marchant and Javonovich waived their right to speak in front of a Sedgwick County District judge Thursday or present any new evidence in the case.

Officers found Zaiden Javonovich dead late Thursday, April 11, 2019 while responding to a domestic disturbance at Riverside Mobile Home Park in the 4500 block of South Hydraulic.

An arrest affidavit stated Javonovich and Marchant had been arguing near their home when officers arrived. They were separated and interviewed.

Marchant said the argument was about wanting to go to a nearby gas station with Javonovich and did not mention that there were children in the home. 

But Javonovich told police that Marchant was upset about her 4-month-old son crying and that he walked away for a short time. He said that the argument continued when he returned and they walked to a gas station. He made reference to children being in the home.

"I heard a woman wailing and screaming in a way that made my stomach sink," one witness told KAKE News back in 2019.

An autopsy later determined Zaiden died of dehydration and malnutrition, and that the child also had meth in his system.

In court Thursday, council for both Marchant and Javonovich admitted that their clients had been neglectful, but were remorseful.

KAKE News asked Roach, on behalf of the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office, if he believed the outcome of the case did right by the two-year-old.

"Based upon the tragic nature of the case, we believe the sentence was appropriate," said Roach.