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Mother Sentenced to Prison for Stabbing Son in Cudahy

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jan 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A 23-year-old woman was sentenced today to six years in state prison for stabbing her toddler during a domestic dispute, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

At today's court appearance, Michelle Betancourt of Cudahy pleaded no contest to a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon in case VA139184.

The defendant also admitted a special allegation that she personally inflicted great bodily injury during the commission of the crime.

Deputy District Attorney Efrain Matthew Aceves, who prosecuted the case, said on the evening of May 18, 2015, the defendant's 3-year-old son was severely injured during a domestic dispute involving the child's father.

Following the incident, authorities were called and Betancourt was arrested in connection with the attack.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / case VA139184 / January 19, 2016

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