A Virginia woman has been sentenced in the death of an 11-month-old boy in her care, authorities said.
Carol Nadine Lutsky, 22, was sentenced to 40 years in prison April 25. According to a plea agreement, she will serve 22.6 years, followed by another 20 years on active probation.
Lutsky was caring for the baby, Nehemiah Williams, in a Vienna home in October 2011 when she brought him, unresponsive, to his mother in Reston. The baby's mother called 911, and he was taken first to Reston Medical Center and then flown to Children's National Medical Center.
Nehemiah died Oct. 6, 2011, according to authorities. Lutsky was charged with murder and child abuse/neglect in July 2012.
According to a document filed in the Court of Appeals in Virginia, Lutsy had been dating the baby's mother for about a year at the time of his death. The document says that after the baby's mother went to a club with another woman, Lutsky called her and said the baby had fallen and injured his head.
An autopsy showed that Nehemiah died as a result of blunt force trauma to the upper body, authorities said.
"It feels like a bad dream I'm waiting to wake up from," a relative of the baby told News4's Pat Collins last fall. "He was a playful little kid, a very sweet young baby. He loved to be surrounded by people who really loved him."