Spencer Valley woman sentenced to prison in nephew's death

Posted at: 04/23/2013 5:02 PM | Updated at: 04/23/2013 5:03 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Spencer Valley woman accused in the 2007 death of her 4-year-old nephew has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.

New Mexico prosecutors say 53-year-old Evelyne James was sentenced Tuesday. She must serve three years of supervised release after her prison term and pay about $3,000 in restitution.

Authorities say James and her common-law husband were guardians of the boy, whose body was found in an ice chest on the Navajo Nation in early October 2007.

They say James allegedly kicked and hit the child repeatedly because he wasn't potty trained.

Prosecutors say the boy had new and old skull and rib fractures.

James has been in federal custody since October 2007. She was indicted on a first-degree murder charge and pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter last May.

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