Mom gets jail time for death of toddler son

BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - A Bethel mother was sentenced Wednesday for her role in the death of her 2-year-old son.

Krystle Hoskins was given a maximum sentence of 15 years behind bars.

Hoskins originally told police her 2-year-old son, Jerry Wells, fell down the stairs in June.

She later admitted to investigators that she was lying after an autopsy found the child had suffered injuries prior to his death.

Judge William Walker said post-mortem injuries of Wells were among the worst he's ever seen.

Krystle Hoskins pleaded guilty in September to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

Her husband, Tim, the boy's stepfather, is behind bars for 15 years after pleading guilty to murder and tampering with evidence. Investigators say Wells was in the care of Tim Hoskins at the time of his death. Krystle Hoskins was not home.

Prosecutors asked the judge for the maximum sentence, saying Hoskins showed no remorse for Wells' death and tried to blame everyone but herself.

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