BATAVIA – A pregnant Clermont County woman was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison in the death of her 2-year-old son, whom prosecutors said had been “tortured” on a daily basis. Krystle M. Hoskins, 24, had pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence in the death of Jerry Wells Jr. In imposing the maximum sentence allowed under Ohio law, Judge William Walker said it was the worst case of child abuse he had had presided over in his nearly 24 years in Common Pleas Court. Her husband, Timothy W. Hoskins, 42, who pleaded guilty to the June 1 murder of his stepson, was sentenced in October to life in prison. The boy died of asphyxiation, perhaps from being strangled.
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