RHINELANDER - Ellen Tran, 30, will spend the next 15 years in prison for her role in the death of toddler Avery Edwards near Rhinelander in 2017.
Judge Patrick O'Melia handed down that sentence Tuesday in Oneida Co. Court.
In October, a jury found Tran guilty of first-degree reckless homicide. Tran said Edwards, her stepson, slipped in the shower on the night he died. But prosecutors believe her abuse went much deeper.
In asking for the 40-year maximum sentence of imprisonment, Lori Edwards, Avery's mother, told Tran she hopes prison life is hard.