Remember the case of murdered Baby Grace in Galveston, Tx. Originally thought to be a missing child, she was later identified as Riley Sawyers. Her mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, is serving a sentence of life in prison without parole for her role in the child’s murder.
In Ohio today, a mother was released from jail. Her son, Trustin Blue died of severe injuries in January 2006. She left him with her boyfriend, Lamont Hunter despite court orders against it.
A year after she was sent to prison when her boyfriend beat her 3-year-old son to death, Luzmilda Blue was freed Wednesday, causing her to beam and dance and clap her way down courthouse halls.
She’s all smiles today, but hopefully she’ll never forget Trustin,” Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Seth Tieger said.
Trustin Blue was raped most of his life by his mother’s boyfriend, Lamont Hunter, until Hunter beat the 3-year-old to death in January 2006. Hunter was convicted in the boy’s death and now sits on Ohio’s death row.
Blue, 33, was convicted last year of child endangering in connection with her son’s death. Blue left her child in Hunter’s care knowing he’d abused Trustin in the past. The child was taken from her because of the abuse but was returned after she took parenting classes.
Common Pleas Judge Charles Kubicki Jr. sent her to prison for four years but said he would let her out early if she got in no trouble behind bars.
Read more about his story here, Brutal death ended life of pain and fear
Note: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month