Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NCC NEWS UPDATE: Patterson Sentenced Today

20-month-old Imani Jennings was beaten to death in November 2008

Updated 12:03PM:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse woman accused of criminally negligent homicide in the death of her 20-month-old daughter was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison.

County Judge William Walsh handed the sentence to 20-year-old Cherron Patterson, in court today, where she openly sobbed. Patterson’s boyfriend at the time of the toddler’s death, Anthony Weakfall Jr. is being charged as an adult in the second-degree murder of Imani Jennings. She died on November 21, 2008 from being severely beaten. While in custody Patterson gave birth to a child fathered by Weakfall.

A family court proceeding for parental rights and custody is pending.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The woman accused of criminally negligent homicide, in the death of her 20-month-old daughter, will be sentenced in Onondaga County Criminal Court today.
18-year-old Cherron Patterson faces up to four years in prison for failing to get medical attention for her daughter after her 16-year-old boyfriend, severely beat the toddler to death.
NCC News reporter Brendan Reisdorf will be at the courthouse and this story will be updated throughout the day.

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