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Indy woman gets 30 years in death of stepson, 2

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An Indianapolis woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in connection with the death of her 2-year-old stepson.

The Indianapolis Star reports 30-year-old Autumn Dunn received the sentence Wednesday as part of an agreement with prosecutors in which she pleaded guilty to neglect in the May death of Skyler Dunn. She originally faced a charge of murder.

Dunn admitted dropping the boy on a concrete floor twice, first in an accident and secondly on purpose in frustration with the boy's crying and squirming in her arms.

The boy was injured during a visit with Dunn and his father. His mother, Jean Seal of Camby, says she agreed to the sentence because Dunn might have been acquitted or given a lesser sentence if the case went to trial.

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