Friday, February 19, 2016

Floyd County aunt sentenced in toddler's 2011 death

(AP) — A Floyd County woman has been given a recommended 15-year prison sentence for her role in the death of her 2-year-old nephew in 2011.

Gladys Dickerson was sentenced Thursday in Floyd County court after having pleaded guilty to criminal abuse charges last month.

Watson Adkins was found unresponsive at his aunt and uncle's home in Prestonsburg in September 2011.

Dickerson's husband, Jason Dickerson, was found guilty of murder in 2014 in connection with the toddler's death and is serving a life sentence.

Prosecutors said that while Gladys Dickerson did not commit the specific acts of abuse, she should have done more to stop them.

Dickerson will be credited for more than four years of time served in prison.