Illinois woman (*75*) 75 years for murder of boyfriend’s son, 4; judge calls her ‘horrible pseudo-parent’
A 35-year-old Illinois woman was sentenced to 75 years in jail Friday for the brutal murder of her live-in boyfriend’s 4-year-old son.
The judge usually referred to as Lesli Jett a “horrible pseudo-parent” by means of the sentencing that occurred after a 5-hour listening to, WMBD-TV in Peoria reported.
Jett was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder of a toddler beneath 12 final July all through the beating dying of Tate Thurman.
“Justice was served, happy for that,” the boy’s father Jeremy Thurman acknowledged after the sentencing, based mostly totally on WMBD. “Doesn’t bring Tate back though, but he’s looking down. He’s with me every day, I can feel that.”
Jeremy Thurman acknowledged he didn’t know Jett was abusing his son whereas he was at work.
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“All the while, she was hiding malicious behavior,” he acknowledged, based mostly totally on WMBD. “I have struggled to come to terms knowing I will never hear Tate say, ‘Daddy, I love you.'”
The prosecution furthermore highlighted Jett’s drug use, together with her abuse of Adderall and that she examined constructive for excessive ranges of methamphetamine the day after Tate was taken to a hospital.
That morning an hour after Tate’s 7-year-old brother left for college, Jett usually referred to as 911. Tate was unresponsive when he arrived on the hospital and two days later, he was pronounced ideas ineffective and was taken off life help, based mostly totally on the Peoria Journal Star.
Tate died on Feb. 18, 2020. He had 260 bruises, contusions and abrasions on the time of his dying, based mostly totally on his post-mortem, the Journal Star reported.
Prosecutors acknowledged she beat him to dying. Jett claims he slipped and fell. She maintains her innocence.
Assistant state’s licensed expert Mara Mishler usually referred to as Jett’s treatment of Tate “manipulative, dishonest, untrustworthy, parasitic, cold, self-centered and cruel.”
She acknowledged Jett bullied the little boy, mocking his pleasure when his father obtained proper right here dwelling from work, and would threaten to withhold meals if she was aggravated with him, WMBD reported.
Jett moved into the Peoria dwelling with her boyfriend, his two boys and her non-public 2-year-old son, who the boy’s grandmother acknowledged later confirmed indicators of concern and neglect, in 2019.
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