Friday, May 4, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: LeKeshia Baker, 27, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison on May 3. | Chicago Police Department
A Maywood woman who on May 3 pleaded guilty to murder in the April 2013 death of her 1-year-old son has been sentenced to prison, according to multiple media reports.
The Chicago Tribune reported on May 4 that Lekeshia Baker, 27, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to the beating death of Bryeon Hunter, whose decomposed body was discovered by kayaker Robert Larson in the Des Plaines River a month after the boy went missing.
Baker was charged with murder alongside her boyfriend, Michael Scott, 26, “after prosecutors said they beat Bryeon with a belt and plastic hangers and left the child on the floor, bruised and moaning,” the Tribune reports.
“When they realized the child had died, they took the body to the river and faked a kidnapping to cover it up, prosecutors said.”
The Tribune added that Scott’s case “remains pending.”
To read the full Tribune article, click here. VFP
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