OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) A northeastern Kansas woman whose 4-year-old son died when her unattended car rolled over him has been sentenced to one year in jail.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 40-year-old Tammy Lynne Payne pleaded no contest in December to child endangerment and driving under the influence with a prior conviction.
She was charged after her son, Alex, died from injuries he suffered last March when the family car ran over him at their Ottawa home.
Franklin County prosecutors say Payne had been driving drunk with her children in the vehicle. When she got home, she got out of the vehicle and it rolled backward over Alex, who also had gotten out.
Payne was also fined $1,000 for the DUI conviction.