Pa. mom gets 5-10 years in boy's bathtub drowning

MONESSEN, Pa. - August 17, 2010

Twenty-two-year-old Seairia Henderson, of Monessen, was convicted of third-degree murder in the boy's death on Sept. 11. She was sentenced Monday and will also spend 10 years on probation

Henderson's attorney never disputed that she left the boy alone for about 20 minutes while she socialized with friends. Instead, attorney Brian Aston argued her crime was involuntary manslaughter, a killing that results from negligence but carries a far lesser sentence.

Henderson told Westmoreland County Judge John Blahovec, "I know that I walked away from my son. I have suffered every day with this."

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