- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in the death of her 2-year-old foster son.

A Minnehaha County judge gave 32-year-old Mary Beth Jennewein the maximum sentence Wednesday. Jennewein pleaded guilty in October to aggravated battery of an infant, and prosecutors dropped a second-degree murder charge and alternate counts of manslaughter.

Miles Stead was taken off life support in January 2016 after suffering a traumatic brain injury. The boy originally had been taken to the hospital for a breathing problem, but a radiologist detected a skull fracture.

KELO-TV (https://bit.ly/2jp6nw8 ) reports before the sentencing, the boy’s biological family and friends marched for justice in his name.


Information from: KELO-TV, https://www.keloland.com

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