By Chris Durden
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
8:18 PM CST, November 29, 2012
Update: Brittney Betzold has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for not intervening to protect her 14-month-old son from fatal abuse.
Our news partners at the Salina Journal report the sentence was handed down Friday morning.
Brittney N. Betzold pled guilty Thursday in Saline County District Court to abusing and murdering her 14-month-old son.
According to our news partners at The Salina Journal, Betzold entered guilty pleas to amended charges of second-degree murder and child abuse in connection. Her son, Clayden Lee Urbanek, died on Oct. 4, 2011. Authorities said the toddler was covered with bruises when he died
As a part of a lea deal, Betzold will serve the sentences one after the other. She'll be sentenced Jan. 4 and faces up to 52 years in prison.
Betzold was scheduled to stand trial Dec. 10 on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated endangerment of a child, abuse of a child and interference with a law enforcement officer.
Betzold's fiance, 28-year-old Antonio M. Brown, is scheduled for trial in January on a charge of first-degree murder. Police say Brown told officers he had spanked Clayden with a 10-inch piece of board but did not cause the bruising over most of the boy's body or the fatal injuries to his abdomen.
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