Phoenix mom who starved baby sentenced to 15 years in prison

Alessandra Luckey, The Republic | azcentral.com

The Phoenix mother who admitted to starving her 9-month-old son for weeks was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday morning.

Veronica Marie Diaz, a mother of five children, pleaded guilty in December to one count of child abuse and one count of attempted child abuse.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens sentenced Diaz to 15 years in prison and lifetime parole. Once she is out of prison, she will not be able to contact the child or any child under the age of 12 years old, Stephens ordered.

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