2nd Trial Scheduled In Leavenworth Boy's Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, February 4, 2013

A Leavenworth woman will be tried for the second time in the death of her 4-year-old son.

Thirty-one-year-old Monica F. Rivera will be tried April 15 for involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of her son, Gabriel.

The boy died while being cared for by Rivera's boyfriend, Jason L. Jones, in Leavenworth. Prosecutors allege Rivera endangered her son by leaving him in Jones' care.

The Leavenworth Times reports the Kansas Court of Appeal in December ordered in December that Rivera receive a second trial because errors were made in jury instruction during the first trial in 2010.

Jones is serving a sentence of more than 38 years in prison for second-degree murder in the boy's death.

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