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Mansfield man gets 10 years in prison for leaving son with mentally ill wife

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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In an unprecedented decision, a Tarrant County judge sentenced a Mansfield man to 10 years in prison Thursday for leaving his psychotic wife alone with the couple's infant son, which led to the boy’s death.


Michael Maxon, 56, was convicted of child abandonment for failing to safeguard his son, Alex, who was drowned in a home hot tub by his mentally ill mother in 2006.

Valeria Maxon was later ruled insane and sent to a state mental institution. Prosecutors say Maxon's case marks the first known legal punishment of a father in connection with a child's murder by a psychotic mother.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/yahoolatestnews/stories/040210dnmetmaxonsentence.2062fa08d.html

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