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Mom Sentenced For Fire

Woman sentenced for setting fire that killed infant son

A woman convicted of setting a fire that killed her infant son was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Thirty-year-old Aimee Leonard was sentenced yesterday in Butler County Common Pleas Court in Hamilton. She could have been sentenced to a maximum 15 years for involuntary manslaughter and child endangering. A Butler County Common Pleas jury convicted Leonard in the February fourth death of seven-month-old Justin Johnson Junior in a trailer fire in Madison Township. Investigators said Leonard set fire to a shirt after a telephone argument over weekend visitation with the child's father. Authorities say she then threw the burning shirt toward the front door and ran out the back door of the mobile home, leaving her son sleeping in his crib.

Leonard pleaded innocent and said she didn't mean to hurt her son. Common Pleas Judge Matthew Crehan chose a mid-range sentence after considering Leonard's mental and emotional problems that include mood swings and low intelligence.

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