Louisville mom receives 5 years in connection with son's death

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 28 at 6:08 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Kentucky mom convicted of reckless homicide in the death of her son was sentenced to five years behind bars Friday.

Geneva Walters was convicted after admitting to giving her 8-month-old son, Xavier Cowherd, an adult dose of an allergy medicine before putting him in a bathtub. Shortly after Walters found Xavier had drowned.

Xavier’s grandmother testified at the sentencing and said she'd be pained for the rest of her life by his death.

Even though Walters was sentenced to 5 years, it's likely  she will only serve 60 days behind bars as part of her plea deal.

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