RIVERSIDE (AP) — A California jury says a mother convicted of killing her toddler son was sane when she stabbed the
boy to death.
Lori Burchett, who had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, was convicted last month of first-degree murder and assault on a child for the 2009 death of her 17-month-old son Garrison. On Wednesday, the same jury decided the 40-year-old Riverside woman was sane when she killed the boy.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise says Burchett faces up to 50 years to life in prison when she sentenced April 8.
Her husband, Riverside City College assistant professor in biology Greg Burchett, found the boy’s body. The couple has two other sons, ages 5 and 17.
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