Mom gets 30 years for beating her toddler to death

Theia McArdle, 22
Theia McArdle, 22 (WSPA)

(WSPA) – A South Carolina woman will spend years in jail after a jury convicted her of being involved in the beating death of her 3-year-old son.

In 2014, Theia McArdle, 22, took her unresponsive son to a Newberry hospital with bruises consistent with child abuse, according to the Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo.

The coroner ruled the child died from respiratory depression caused by multiple injures to the head and internal organs.

A judge sentenced McArdle to 30 years in prison.

Her boyfriend, Richard Bowman, is also facing a homicide by child abuse charge.

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