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5 Years in Prison for Death of Son

Posted Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 @ 2pm  by 700WLW News

(Newport, Ky.)- Amanda McKenzie is sentenced to 5 years in prison under a plea deal, after she admitted responsibility in the drowning of her 5-month-old son Liam.

McKenzie, 30, is charged with reckless homicide after the death of her son in August 2013. She told police she fell asleep in the water with the infant on her chest. It’s unknown how long the baby was under water.

Liam was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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