Ohio woman convicted in 4-year-old son’s death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in her 4-year-old son’s death last year in southwest Ohio.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr. says 26-year-old Heaven Lenoir was convicted after pleading guilty Monday to the charges in Alonza Lenoir’s death last year.

The Dayton woman had been charged with murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser manslaughter charge in an agreement that calls for a 14-year sentence. Lenoir could have faced 15 years to life in prison if convicted of murder.

She is to be sentenced Aug. 9.

Police responded to Lenoir’s home June 29, 2012, on a report that a child wasn’t breathing after falling down stairs. Investigators said his injuries weren’t consistent with a fall.

A message seeking comment was left for Lenoir’s attorney.

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