DOVER, Del. (WBOC/AP)- A woman who pleaded guilty to abusing a corpse after her toddler's remains were found in a bag in the basement of a Dover home has been sentenced to a year in jail followed by a year of probation.
Thirty-three-year-old Karen N. Hooks also was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, provide a DNA sample to the state and to repay $4,500 she received in government aid on behalf of her son after his death.
Hooks' 2-year-old son, Justice, was found on July 25, 2012, following a report that he had not been seen since August 2011.
An autopsy ruled the cause of Justice's death was undetermined, but the death was ruled a homicide. No one has been charged with the killing.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
DELMAR, Del-This week WBOC has been following the discussion about adding two more casinos in Delaware; one of them being in Sussex County. A house committee in the First State put a plan for two moreMore
This week WBOC has been following the discussion about adding two more casinos in Delaware; one of them being in Sussex County. A House committee in the First State put a plan for two more casinos temporarily on hold.More
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