LONDON — An alcoholic British mother who let her 4-year-old son starve to death and left his body in a cot for almost two years was sentenced Friday to 15 years in jail.
Judge Roger Thomas said Amanda Hutton had failed “to fulfill the most basic responsibilities that you, as a mother, should have fulfilled.”
The mummified body of Hutton’s son, Hamzah Khan, was found by police at the family’s garbage-strewn home in Bradford, northern England, in September 2011. He had died in December 2009.
The judge said the boy was wearing clothing made for a 6- to 9-month-old child.