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Baby died in sweltering attic where evil mum left him for 3 days to go partying

An evil mother killer her baby son by leaving him in a sweltering attic for three days.

Lovily Johnson, 23, was described as "extremely disturbing" by the judge when she was sentenced to between 20 and 80 years in prison.

The mum-of-two from Michigan pleaded guilty to second-degree murder following the death of her six-month-old son Noah.

Johnson strapped the baby in a car sear and left him in a sweltering attic for days without food, water or air condition.

She went partying with friends and left her son alone for 32 hours over three days in July 2017.

Temperatures in the attic bedroom reached over 32 degrees, police said.

At her sentencing on Thursday a Kent County Circuit Court, Judge Mark Trusock said her actions were "outrageously disturbing".

He said to her: "And what did you chose to do?

"You went out with your friends, you partied, you sought out a place that had air conditioning and you used drugs.

"I hope you think every day of how you killed your own child, ma’am."


Judge Trusock added that he hopes she never has the opportunity to have another child.

Johnson’s other child, a four-year-old daughter, has been taken into care.

Her heinous crime emerged when she took the car seat, with Noah’s decomposing body inside, to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospitals in Grand Rapids on July 19, 2017.

She was arrested just hours later.

The autopsy found the little boy weighed just 12 pounds and was severely dehydrated and had extensive nappy rash.


The judge lambasted her saying: "This was an outrageously disturbing set of facts.

"This was your own child, who was six-months-old, and you killed him."

The court heard how Johnson was overwhelmed looking after her two children and a younger sister.

Her lawyer, Johnathan Schildgren, said Johnson suffered a difficult childhood and said the troubles she experienced had been repeated in her motherhood.

Johnson’s trial collapsed in September last year when jurors were unable to reach a verdict after five days of deliberations.

She pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in November.

Johnson told the court: "I understand justice has to be served for him today but I also plead for your mercy.

"If I could give my life for his, I would have done that."

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