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Mother Appeals Conviction Despite Hospitalizing 3-Year-Old with Severe Injuries, Claims Lack of Knowledge on Cause

According to the court documents, the defendant, 37-year-old Jessica, was sentenced to 47 years in prison last year. On November 8, 2023, the mother reportedly appealed her prison sentence, court records say.

Prosecutors said the 37-year-old mother was convicted of depraved indifference murder for killing her 3-year-old son Maddex. The DA’s office said the mother reportedly rejected her child for resembling his father and at one point threw him out of a bathroom.

An autopsy revealed that the 3-year-old boy had old and new injuries. According to the court documents, the mother was taken into custody after she reportedly brought her 3-year-old son to the hospital. Read the full story here ▶