SARASOTA (CBSMiami/AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after her 8-week-old infant was found buried near their Sarasota home.READ MORE: Florida Weekly Jobless Claims Dip
Kristen Bury, 32, pleaded no contest Wednesday to aggravated manslaughter in the Sept. 16 death of Chance Walsh, as reported by The Herald-Tribune of Sarasota. As part of a plea deal she must now testify against the child’s father, Joseph Walsh. He faces second-degree murder and child neglect charges.
Investigators say Chance was buried near their home in Sarasota before his parents left Florida to start a new life.READ MORE: Miami Beach Commission To Discuss Fate Of Historic Deauville Beach Resort
After Bury was sentenced, Sally Susino told the judge her daughter lacks the “mother’s instinct to love and protect her young.”
Chance’s other maternal grandparent, John Murawski, called Bury a “monster” and said the child and his parents “slipped through society’s cracks.”MORE NEWS: London-Bound American Airlines Flight Returned To MIA After Woman Refused To Wear A Mask
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