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Mother of Nambe teen beaten to death gets 12 years in prison

Mother of Nambe teen beaten to death gets 12 years in prison

The Associated Press
Created: July 28, 2020 11:14 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The mother of 13-year-old Jeremiah Valencia will serve 12 years for failing to protect her son from ongoing abuse and a deadly beating.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 38-year-old Tracy Ann Pena was sentenced Monday in Santa Fe for her role in the Nambe boy’s killing.

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She was actually sentenced to 21 years but had nine suspended as part of a plea deal.

Valencia’s body was found inside a plastic container in a roadside grave near Nambe in January 2018.

Prosecutors say he died after months of abuse inflicted on him by 21-year-old Jordan Nunez and Nunez’s father, Thomas Ferguson.

Pena was dating Ferguson at the time.

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