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Mom Pleads Guilty to Abusing a Corpse

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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.

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