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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