Prison officials have released the father of a 4-year-old who allegedly suffered horrific abuse so that he may attend the boy's funeral.
Okee Wade, the father of 4-year-old Myls Dobson, has been given 21 days of freedom.
He pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, but Myls' Dobson's uncle said that Wade shouldn't have been in prison in the first place.
He said that Wade missed his court date because the notice was sent to the wrong address.
However, he's thankful that Wade will be out to say his final goodbyes to his son.
Wade must turn himself in on February 6.
"It was nice on the court's part for that," said Myls' uncle, who didn't want his face to be shown on camera. "Even though he wasn't supposed to be there, it was nice for the court to do that."
When asked for his thoughts on Wade, Myls' uncle said, "He's a great dad."
Myls will be laid to rest on Tuesday in Harlem.
Services are being planned by his mother, who had lost custody of the child.
Myls died on January 8 after authorities say he suffered extensive abuse, including being starved and burned.
A grand jury has indicted the boy's caretaker, Kryzie King, on assault and endangerment charges.
Authorities say Myls' father left the boy in King's care when he was in jail.
Upgraded charges against King are possible pending the medical examiner's report on a cause of death.