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.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s