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Mom who killed 7-year-old autistic son on hike outside Las Vegas to be sentenced

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A mom who killed her 7-year-old autistic son final year is anticipated to be sentenced Thursday morning.

Samantha Moreno-Rodriguez, 36, pleaded responsible to prices of homicide and youngster abuse, neglect or endangerment leading to substantial bodily hurt, in accordance to court docket paperwork.

As a part of her plea deal, she is going to face a sentence of 28 years to life in jail. She will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years.

Moreno-Rodriguez was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday morning, however her sentencing was pushed to Thursday morning after she failed to seem in court docket.

She killed her son, Liam Husted, and dumped his bare physique close to a path in Mountain Springs close to Las Vegas. Husted was discovered by hikers a number of toes off the path behind a bush on May 28, 2021, investigators stated.

Liam Husted, 7, and his mom, Samantha Moreno Rodriguez.

Investigators consider that Moreno-Rodriguez and Liam had been mountain climbing on the path when she pushed him, inflicting him to fall and hit his head.

She later informed investigators “that she also fell during this process and then after Liam fell and hit his head and started screaming, top of his lungs, louder than she had ever heard him scream before, and she wasn’t sure how to stop him from crying.”

She then strangled and killed him earlier than eradicating his garments, a prosecutor informed a grand jury.

“Samantha indicated that she had watched television crime shows and thought that by removing his clothing, it would make it more difficult to associate him with her after she left the area,” the investigator stated.

Liam’s garments have been by no means discovered.

Moreno-Rodriguez was later arrested in Denver on June 8 whereas having breakfast with a person she had met days earlier, police stated.

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