NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut woman's manslaughter trial in the death of a toddler who died of dehydration is being heard by a judge.
Forty-year-old Sharon Patterson of Hamden is charged in the death of 23-month-old Amari Jackson. Patterson was taking care of the boy for the mother when he died in February 2008.
Paterson's lawyers have challenged her statements to police, pointing out that she has an IQ of 61 and is characterized by doctors as being "mentally retarded."
Her brother, Robert Patterson was given five years probation for his role in the boy's death.
Trial Begins In Dehydration Death Of Toddler
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