A New Jersey girl convicted of homicide within the dying of her 17-month-old son 4 1/2 years in the past has been sentenced to life in jail with out chance of parole, authorities mentioned.
Choose Gwendolyn Blue additionally sentenced Heather Reynolds, 45, of Sicklervile final week to concurrent phrases on little one endangerment and drug counts, the Camden County prosecutor’s workplace mentioned. Reynolds was convicted of the crimes in July throughout a nine-day trial however acquitted of conspiracy in an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kill a former boyfriend.
The choose listened to members of the sufferer’s household talk about how the defendant’s crime had affected their lives earlier than imposing sentence, the workplace mentioned.
“We’re grateful to the jury for the time and a focus that they gave to this case,” mentioned Peter Gallagher of the Camden County prosecutor’s workplace.
Prosecutors alleged that Reynolds suffocated her son, Axel, by holding a cleaning wipe over his nostril and mouth in Might 2018. They alleged that she was pushed by a drug dependancy and want toand killed her son to get him out of the way in which.
Her legal professional, who has vowed an enchantment, known as her a faithful mom who tried to revive her son when she discovered him unresponsive after which ran out holding him and screaming for assist from neighbors.