Posted: Jul 22, 2014 4:23 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2014 4:23 PM
DALLAS (AP) A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.
The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.
The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.
Prosecutors say the two locked the boy in his room, slowly starved him on a diet of bread and water and dumped his emaciated body in a rural area south of Dallas in 2011. The body was found the next year in a creek.
The stepmother's attorneys asserted that her husband kept her from reporting her stepson's ordeal.