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OREGON: Life Sentence For Mother Found Guilty Of Murdering Toddler That She Believed To Be Gay

Oregon's KGW-TV reports:
The mother of a murdered 4-year-old Tigard boy was sentenced Friday to life in prison. During Jessica Dutro’s trial, prosecutors argued that she killed her son, Zachary, in part because she believed he was gay. She was found guilty of murder, murder by abuse and second-degree assault. Investigators said Dutro and her boyfriend, Brian Canady, beat the child to death in August, 2012 at a Tigard homeless shelter. Canady pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison. Neither can ever again have contact with Zachary's three siblings, including his 8-year-old sister who witnessed the beating and testified in the case.
Details on the gruesome crime are here. (Tipped by JMG readers Alison and Ron)

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