The mother of Aveion Lewis must serve 40 years in prison for the death of her two-year-old son. Morgan Lockett could have received up to 50 years after entering no contest pleas in October to second degree murder and felony child abuse. Instead, she was sentenced to 40 years. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.
[audio:http://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/01-15-Lockett-Voicer1-WEB.mp3|titles=01-15 Lockett Voicer1-WEB]Aveion Lewis was reported missing in January of 2010; his body was found two weeks in landfill. Prosecutors say the boy was starved and neglected. Lockett’s husband Brandon has entered a similar plea agreement, and he faces sentencing on January 20th.