Mother sentenced to life for fatally stabbing baby
The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - June 4, 2019 11:58 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma City woman has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted her of fatally stabbing her infant son.
The Oklahoman reports that the jury found 24-year-old Raven Veloz guilty Thursday of first-degree murder and two counts of assault and battery with a lethal weapon after a two-week trial. The jury rejected Veloz’s insanity defense.
Prosecutors say Veloz stabbed and killed 8-month-old Ezekiel Veloz and injured her daughter and boyfriend in July 2016. The defendant was taken to county jail after being treated for apparently self-inflicted stab injuries.
The jury recommended life sentences on each count.
Judge Natalie Mai will decide whether the life sentences will run consecutively or concurrently during an Aug. 21 hearing.