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Knoxville mother sentenced for not helping son, 11, who was beaten to death

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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 4:58 p.m.
 

A Knoxville woman whose boyfriend beat her 11-year-old son to death pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter.

Cynthia McKee, 31, will be sentenced on March 27.

Police charged Anthony Bush, 29, with beating Donovan McKee over a nine hour period at the couple's Rochelle Towers apartment in February. Police said Cynthia McKee was at work and waited nearly an hour after she arrived home and found her son unresponsive before calling 911. The boy died at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville a few hours later.

Bush is scheduled to stand trial before Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel on Jan. 28.

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