Mother Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in Prison for Drowning Autistic Son in Bathtub

September 27, 2013 Updated Jan 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM EDT

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Mother Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in Prison for Drowning Autistic Son in Bathtub

September 27, 2013 Updated Jan 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM EDT

A prison sentence handed down this week to a California woman who was convicted of drowning her autistic 4-year-old son, according to a report from UTSanDiego.com.

The 37-year-old woman was sentenced on Monday to 15 years to life in prison for drowning her 4-year-old autistic son in a bathtub, according to the UTSanDiego.com report. The woman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in December, according to the UTSanDiego.com report.

Read the UTSanDiego.com report HERE.