HALTOM CITY -- A jury has sentenced a woman convicted of murdering her 2-year-old grandson to 57 1/2 years in prison.
The sentence came down just before 1 p.m. Thursday for 44-year-old Patricia Flores, who pleaded guilty to murder after her grandson Lyfe Flores was severely burned by scalding hot water in a bath tub in March 2016.
Victim impact statements were then read by Lyfe's family members.
Victim impact: instead of buying him toys, we now put toys at his headstone. pic.twitter.com/XKBEuAubyL— Lauren Zakalik (@wfaalauren) April 6, 2017
Flores told police her grandson accidentally got into a hot tub of water while she was cleaning, and as a nursing assistant thought she could treat his burns on her own.
Prosecutors said during Flores' trial that she waited six days before getting the toddler help. He had gone into shock at that point, and had missing teeth, severe burns, and internal bleeding.
Flores was acting as Lyfe's CPS guardian at the time.
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