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Foster mother whose son starved to be released from prison


















SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane foster mother blamed for starving her 7-year-old son to death will be released from prison Wednesday.
     
The Spokesman-Review reports 55-year-old Carole DeLeon has served about half the sentence she received in a 2007 plea agreement in the 2005 death of Tyler DeLeon who weighed only 28 pounds when he died on his 7th birthday.

DeLeon was originally charged with homicide by abuse but because Tyler's body was cremated before an autopsy, defense attorney's successfully argued those charges were unsustainable.
     
The state Department of Social and Health Services agreed to pay $6 million in a settlement for the children who were placed under DeLeon's care, including $180,000 to Tyler's estate.

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