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Amanda Bacon sentenced to life in prison

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 A Toledo mother has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her baby.  Amanda Bacon was sentenced Thursday after being found guilty by a jury last week.

"I wish we knew why i wish we had answers to why she did what she did."

A family who cared for Avery Bacon when he was first born may never get those answers. Amanda Bacon will spend the next 15 years to life in prison for killing her son. She slammed her six-month-old son Avery's head on a hard surface and then waited too long to get him medical attention. He died.

"She had every body's numbers my sisters my parents every body's numbers to call anybody that night and she chose not to," said family friend Heaven Bowls.

 Bacon did not like the sentence she plans to appeal her conviction.

"She has an appeal as of right. the court of appeals must hear her appeal and we think there's some issues that will be pursued that very well may result in the case being brought back," said Bacon's Lawyer Spiros Cocoves.

"As a team we put together a difficult case and we are pleased with the outcome," said Lucas County Assistant prosecutor Frank Spryszak.  

 Amanda Bacon will stay locked up at the lucas county jail until she's transferred to a state prison. A place where this family says she'll have a lot of time to think about how she abused and killed her defenseless baby. A baby whose smile will always be remembered.

"I think about him a lot. it hasn't gotten any easier especially with the passing of my mother. it gives me a little more comfort because now i know she's there with him. he still has somebody to take care of him," said Bowls.

Bacon plans to appeal her sentence.

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