A Haltom City woman who pleaded guilty to murder in the scalding death of her 2-year-old grandson was sentenced to 57 ½ years in prison on Thursday.
Patricia Flores was caring for her grandson, Lyfe “Gabe” Flores, when he was severely burned by hot water in March of last year. Flores pleaded guilty on Monday and could have gotten as little as five years, or a maximum of life in prison.
The police said the 44-year-old waited six days before giving him medical assistance. By that point it was too late. Gabe died a few days later in the hospital due to the burns.
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Child Protective Services had placed Gabe in the house of his grandmother the care of only a few weeks before his tragic death, because his parents were with the domestic problems.
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