Illinois woman sentenced over beating death of toddler son

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DECATUR, Ill. (AP) _ A central Illinois woman has been sentenced to six months in jail in connection with the killing of her 2-year-old son, who was beaten to death by her boyfriend.

Twenty-six-year-old Alexis C. Bradley pleaded guilty to one count of endangering the life or health of a child over the 2012 death of her son, Dominic, at her home in Decatur.

Bradley acknowledged knowing her boyfriend was a convicted sex offender who was using drugs while serving as the boy’s sole caretaker while she was at work.

Explaining the punishment, the judge said he recognized she could not have known her boyfriend would commit such a violent act.

The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports ( ) 30-year-old Manuel Gonzales was sentenced in September to 50 years in prison.