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Tucson woman gets lifetime probation in death of infant son

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 16:35:53-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson woman who pleaded guilty to felony child abuse in the 2016 death of her infant son has been sentenced to lifetime probation.

Pima County prosecutors say Kimberly Gail Self was sentenced Wednesday.

She was arrested last year on two felony charges and pleaded guilty in the case two months ago.

Authorities say Self's 7-month-old son Victor died in a Tucson hospital from severe skull fractures and brain bleeding in December 2016.

Tucson police say the child's injuries appeared non-accidental.

Authorities say Self had previously refused to get her son medical help when he needed it.

Self's older child was taken from the family home at the time of Victor's death.

That child was reported to have medical issues directly related to neglect and abuse while under Self's care.