Toledo mother sentenced to life in prison for killing infant son
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:38:39 GMT —
A Toledo mother who killed her infant son in 2012 has been sentenced to life in prison.
Last week, a Lucas County jury found 26-year-old Amanda Bacon guilty of killing her son. The west Toledo mother was tried on charges of aggravated murder, murder, and child endangering stemming from the December 2012 death of Avery Glynn Bacon. Prosecutors made the case, in a trial that lasted for several days, that Bacon threw her six-month-old son against a hard surface, causing a severe skull fracture which led to his death two days later.
After listening to five days of testimony and three days of deliberations, jurors found Bacon guilty on murder and child endangering charges. She was acquitted of aggravated murder.
Bacon's defense team fought to poke holes in the state of Ohio's case, claiming the boy's death was at the hands of Bacon's roommate, Frank Jones.
On Thursday, Judge Frederick McDonald handed Bacon a life sentence with eligibility for parole after 15 years.
Bacon, who prosecutors said is a prostitute who neglected to care for her youngest son on the night in question, has one other son
Attorneys for Bacon said Thursday that they will appeal the guilty verdict and life sentence.