Woman sentenced to 20 years for abusing infant son

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for abuse that caused the death of her infant son.

Twenty-four-year-old Elizabeth Tramonte had entered an Alford plea to first-degree child abuse resulting in death. The News-Post of Frederick reports (http://bit.ly/1qZk6WW) that at sentencing Monday in Frederick County Circuit Court, Tramonte was ordered to serve her term at the Patuxent Institution, a state mental health correctional facility.

Tramonte was charged in the November 2011 asphyxiation death of 3-month-old Blake Tramonte.

Prosecutors say an autopsy and subsequent investigation revealed evidence of physical abuse.

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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com

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