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Midyette Seeks New Trial In Son’s Death

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Molly and Alex Midyette were both found guilty on different charges in separate trials following their 10-week-old son Jason's death in Louisville in March 2006. Molly was found guilty of child abuse resulting in death in December 2007 and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Jurors ruled she failed to seek help for her injured son. Alex was found guilty of criminally negligent child abuse in 2009 and was sentenced to 16 years in prison. He was acquitted of a more serious charge of knowingly or recklessly causing the injuries that led to the boy's death. The couple turned themselves on May 8, 2007.

Molly and Alex Midyette were both found guilty on different charges in separate trials following their 10-week-old son Jason’s death in Louisville in March 2006. Molly was found guilty of child abuse resulting in death in December 2007 and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Jurors ruled she failed to seek help for her injured son. Alex was found guilty of criminally negligent child abuse in 2009 and was sentenced to 16 years in prison. He was acquitted of a more serious charge of knowingly or recklessly causing the injuries that led to the boy’s death. The couple turned themselves on May 8, 2007.

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A woman convicted in the death of her 10-week-old son is trying to convince a judge she deserves a new trial on the argument that her ex-husband and family allegedly influenced her ability to defend herself in court.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports that Molly Midyette will be in court this week to present her case. She argues that she was so manipulated by her husband and intimidated by his family that she couldn’t defend herself at her trial.

Midyette was convicted of child abuse resulting in death. She and her former husband, Alex Midyette, are serving 16 years in prison. He and his family deny Molly Midyette’s claims.

Prosecutors say the couple waited too long to get medical help for their son, Jason, who died in 2006 with broken bones and a skull fracture.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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