Quapaw woman convicted of murder in child's death

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) - A 20-year-old Quapaw woman has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend's 17-month-old son.

An Ottawa County jury deliberated less than 90 minutes Thursday before finding Skye Reece guilty of the February death of Lanceton Hollenbeck. The jury recommended a sentence of life with the possibility of parole.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 17.

Reece - who was living with the child's father at the time - said the boy fell from a bed and she found him unconscious. Authorities say the father was at work.

The state medical examiner's office ruled the child died from blunt head trauma.

Defense attorney Andrew Meloy declined comment.

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