Virginia Mum gets 20 years in starvation death of her son

The mother of a Virginia boy who died from severe starvation and neglect has been ordered to spend 20 years in prison

The mother of a Virginia boy who died from acute starvation and neglect was ordered to spend 20 years in prison.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch on Friday reported 38-year old Amy FaJohn was sentenced to 40 years in prison, with half of the time suspended, on her second-degree murder conviction.

Thirteen-year-old Jalen Goldsborough was found dead . He had sores, sunken eyes and weighed 24 pounds (11 kilograms). A police detective testified FaJohn told him she began restricting her son’s meals ingestion in December 2017.

Prosecutors say Goldsborough was disabled following his father physically abused him as a baby. Charles Byron Goldsborough II is serving time for shaking his son so violently it caused blindness and brain injuries.

FaJohn’s live-in boyfriend, Anthony Saunders, was sentenced to five years in prison.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com

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