Texas mom convicted of child endangerment after boyfriend kills 2-year-old child

Posted at 11:59 AM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 13:01:42-05

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas woman has been convicted of child endangerment in the 2015 death of her 2-year-old son in an attack blamed on her boyfriend.

Jessica Langlais of Fort Worth was indicted on a capital murder charge but jurors on Friday found her guilty of the lesser endangerment charge. The penalty phase has begun in a case that could mean up to two years in state jail for Langlais over the death of her son, Adrian.

She testified the toddler's fatal injuries were caused by her boyfriend. Prosecutors say Christian Tyrrell smashed the toddler's head against a wall.

Tyrrell in 2017 was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without chance for parole.

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