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Mother sentenced to 6.5 years in death of 9-month-old son

Posted at 3:49 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 18:49:33-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A mother will serve six and a half years in prison for the death of her 9-month-old baby.

The baby died on Mother's day in 2017.

Back in May 2017 the 9-month-old baby was under the supervision of Salma Rodriguez and her boyfriend Ivan Portillo Herrera.

According to Police reports, the couple told Tucson Police Department that the baby was laying on the couch when he rolled off and fell on the floor.

Ivan Alejandro Portillo , 24, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and child abuse charges in June.

Salma Rodriguez told the court Monday, she was sorry.

She gets credit for 850 days time served.

Investigators say Salma Rodriguez and her then-boyfriend, Ivan Portillo Herrera injured the child in their home.

Ivan Portillo Herrera is spending ten years in prison.