Update: The final defendant — Randy Legg — was sentenced for his part in the death of the 17-month-old boy. The 20-year-old plead guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and illegal possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs, according to Newsnet 5.
He'll spend seven years in jail.
The mother who let her 17-month-old son suffer and die from the chemical fumes in an Akron meth house has finally been handed a sentence.
Two other defendants were also shipped off to lengthy jail stints, closing the file on what is probably the blue ribbon winner of terrible, sad stories from the meth underground, a terrible, sad merry-go-round of misery that's happening in every corner of the state. All you have to do is go looking.
After losing a jury trial last month, 21-year-old Heather Lerch was given life without parole consideration for 22 years on Tuesday, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Akron police say Lerch's son Patrick spent the last two weeks of his little life living in a rat-infested, fume-choked basement on St. Leger Avenue. Mother and son were staying at the house with Lerch's boyfriend, 20-year-old Randy Legg.