Woman gets 17 years for 5-year-old grandson's hot-car death

Published: Jun. 12, 2020 at 2:11 PM CDT
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An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to a murder charge for leaving her 5-year-old grandson to die inside a hot car while she gambled at a casino.

Fifty-year-old Alanna Jean Orr was sentenced Thursday.

According to court records, Orr was caring for her grandson on June 21, 2018, when she went to a casino in Harrah.

Authorities say the boy died when he was left inside a car for six hours as temperatures approached 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Orr pleaded guilty last year to second-degree murder by child neglect in Indian Country.