- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - A Philadelphia-area mother and her boyfriend are set to stand trial on third-degree murder charges in the death of her 2-year-old son.

The Delaware County Daily Times (https://bit.ly/2gYvibh ) says 30-year-old Shannon Matthews and 31-year-old Daniel Grafton of Glenolden are set for trial Monday in Common Pleas Court.

The newspaper says prosecutors offered both a plea deal with sentences of 12 to 24 years each, but they were rejected. The couple has pleaded not guilty.

Little Mason Hunt died Feb. 3 death after District Attorney Jack Whelan says the boy was “terrorized during the last two days of his life.” Doctors later determined the boy died from non-accidental blunt force trauma to his trunk.

The defendants each face up to 82 years in prison if they’re convicted of all charges.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide