Prince George's County Mother Gets 6 Years for Role in Infant Son's Death

The infant's father punched him and his parents then buried his body

A Maryland woman who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after her husband punched their infant son and the couple buried his body was sentenced to six years in prison. 

Geneice Petty's 2-month-old son, Antoine Flemons, died in September 2016, Prince George's County prosecutors announced Monday morning. 

Flemons was last seen alive with his mother, who was 24 at the time of the crime, Sept. 22, 2016. He was reported missing Oct. 16, 2016.

The baby's father, Antoine Petty, punched the baby repeatedly in the torso to stop him from crying Sept. 21, 2016, according to the Office of the Prince George's County State's Attorney. The child began to show signs of distress and later died.

The mother and father kept their son's body in their 1998 Lincoln Town Car hearse for more than a day, then buried his body in a shallow grave behind Parkdale High School in Riverdale, Maryland. 

Both parents kept the child’s death a secret for more than three weeks before Flemons’ grandmother reported him missing. Police found the baby's body behind the high school Oct. 19, 2016.

Antoine Petty pleaded guilty to murder on Aug. 2. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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