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Leavenworth woman sentenced for death of infant son


LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Leavenworth woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for the death of her infant son, who died from overheating.

Catherine Smith, 32, was sentenced Friday for involuntary manslaughter, aggravated child endangerment and obstruction of law enforcement.

Smith's son was found Nov. 29, 2018, in an upstairs bedroom at the Smith home where the temperature was nearly 100 degrees, The Leavenworth Times reported.

The boy died at a hospital after attempts to revive him failed.

His body temperature when he died was 105 degrees. A coroner testified the boy likely...

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