Woman gets 40 years for scalding kids over messy bed

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A woman convicted of putting her two children in scalding water as punishment has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Amanda Reyer said her children had been caught messing up a bed.

Judge Robert Baker in Limestone County, Alabama, gave Reyer the maximum sentence Tuesday. The Athens News Courier reports the judge spoke through tears to the 26-year-old woman.

Reyer pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated child abuse. She told the judge she was trying to appease a...

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