Woman sentenced in death of her 7-year-old son outside Las Vegas
UPDATE (Nov. 17) -- The woman accused of killing her 7-year-old son and leaving his body on a trail outside of Las Vegas was sentenced on Thursday.
Samantha Moreno-Rodriguez, 36, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The woman accused of killing her 7-year-old son and leaving his body on a trail outside of Las Vegas will plead guilty, according to court records.
Samantha Moreno-Rodriguez, 36, is accused of strangling Liam Husted to death in May 2021 and dumping his body at Mountain Springs outside of Las Vegas. Clark County District Court records show Moreno-Rodriguez entered a guilty plea agreement on Sept. 1.
Moreno-Rodriguez had previously pleaded not guilty in a hearing on Aug. 20, 2021. Prosecutors previously said Moreno-Rodriguez admitted to choking her son to death.
According to court records, Moreno-Rodriguez pleaded guilty to murder and child abuse. She agreed to serve at least 28 years in prison.
Moreno-Rodriguez appeared in court Tuesday, but her hearing was rescheduled in light of the guilty plea agreement. Her next hearing was scheduled for Sept. 20.
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