BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A Benton County circuit court judge has sentenced a Rogers woman to 18 years in prison for the death of her 3-week-old son.
Rebecca Drake pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
Authorities arrested Drake Aug. 31, 2010, in the death of Lane Drake. Court documents show she told police she found Lane stiff and cold to the touch.
According to the Benton County Daily Record, chief deputy prosecutor Stuart Cearley said Drake told police she had been drinking the night before.
He says when the baby woke her up, she fed him but he wouldn't stop crying. She then covered her baby's mouth and squeezed in an attempt to stop him from crying.
Drake's attorney, Shane Wilkinson, said his client is remorseful.
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