Woman Sentenced Under Failure-To-Protect Law in Son's Death

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma lady convicted of enabling little one abuse within the 2020 dying of her 2-year-old son was sentenced Friday to simply over a yr in jail underneath the state’s failure-to-protect legislation.

Cleveland County Decide Michael Tupper sentenced Rebecca Hogue, 30, of Norman, to 16 months in jail, regardless of a jury’s advice that she obtain a life sentence.

With time served, she will probably be launched in 13 months.

Hogue was discovered responsible of first-degree homicide by way of enabling little one abuse after authorities mentioned her former associate, Christopher Trent, killed Hogue’s son, Jeremiah Johnson. Trent was wished on a homicide warrant within the toddler’s dying when he was discovered lifeless in January 2020 within the Wichita Mountain Wildlife refuge in southwest Oklahoma.

Cleveland County District Legal professional Greg Mashburn then charged Hogue with first-degree homicide and sought a life sentence. However in a pre-sentencing report, Oklahoma Division of Corrections investigators advisable that Hogue serve no jail time and as a substitute spend time in an inpatient psychological well being therapy facility.

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The choose on Friday informed Hogue that she doesn’t need to die in jail and isn’t a hazard to society.

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