Mathews Co. mother gets 15 years in death of 1-year-old son

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MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A Mathews County woman who pleaded guilty to murder in the death of her 1-year-old son was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday.

Miranda Gilbert pleaded guilty last year to murder and child abuse charges last October.

Mathews County deputies said Gilbert left her son alone in a bathtub in March 2018 — and the child was scalded by hot water as a result. A medical examiner later ruled the 1-year-old’s death a homicide.

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