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Woman convicted in death of 7-week-old son

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SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. (AP) - A South Beloit woman has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the life of a child in the starvation death of her 7-week-old son.

WREX-TV in Rockford reports Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1qDFzob ) that Kayla Lund avoided conviction on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of her son Jaxon.

Judge Joe McGraw said Lund acted recklessly and failed to seek medical attention for the boy and found that malnutrition was the cause of death.

Lund could face up to 14 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and probation or up to 10 years behind bars for endangering the life of a child. The maximum sentence would be 24 years.

Sentencing will be Sept. 4.

Information from: WREX-TV.

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