EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV Woman Convicted Of Drowning Toddler In Bathtub
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 20, 2013 5:07 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 20, 2013 10:28 PM EDT
A Pittsburgh jury has found a West Virginia woman guilty of first-degree murder in the drowning of her 2-year-old son in a suburban hotel bathtub.
After the verdict Friday 34-year-old Sharon Flanagan burst into tears and pleaded with the judge, who had her removed from the courtroom. She is expected to be sentenced to life without parole on Dec. 9.
Prosecutors said the Inwood, W.Va. woman killed her son to get back at her husband because she was unhappy that he had been granted 70 percent custody during a bitter divorce.
Flanagan claimed she was distracted at the time of the July, 2012 drowning, but didn't intentionally harm the boy.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
Home | Eyewitness News Newsroom | Storm Team Weather | Eyewitness Sports | Schedules
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2013, WCHS-TV8. Portions are
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.