Kansas Woman Sentenced for Infant's Abuse Death
SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) - A western Kansas woman is going to prison for the abuse death of her 3-month-old son.
KAKE-TV reports 28-year-old Marilyn Fay Hoffman, of Scott City, was sentenced Friday to nearly 15 years for second-degree intentional murder and one count of child abuse.
Hoffman has been jailed since her arrest in July 2010 after the infant, Xavier Hoffman, died at a Wichita hospital where he was being treated for extensive injuries.
Hoffman was initially charged with first-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge last July in Scott County District Court.