- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) - An Oregon City woman has been sentenced to life in prison for causing the death of a 7-month-old boy who she had been babysitting.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/27yjM8q ) that 38-year-old Sarah Martin was sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty of murder in the April 2015 death of Izaak Gillen. She must serve at least 25 years in prison before she becomes eligible for parole.

Martin had been babysitting Gillen when paramedics responded to a call that the boy stopped breathing. The baby died at a hospital the next day.

The state medical examiner determined the boy died from head injuries and ruled his death a homicide.

Martin testified at trial the boy had choked on a snack.

She didn’t make a statement at her sentencing hearing on her attorney’s advice.


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