Ohio woman pleads guilty to murder in boy’s fatal beating




HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — One of three women charged after the fatal beating of a 5-year-old boy at an Ohio motel has pleaded guilty to murder.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News (http://bit.ly/2b1bxMU ) reports 29-year-old Rachel Bostian, of Licking County, also pleaded guilty last week on two counts of endangering children.

Her attorney didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment Monday. Bostian could face 26 years to life in prison when she's sentenced Sept. 12.

The boy, Alexander Stephens, died from his injuries April 29 after police found him and his injured 6-year-old brother at the Parkway Inn in Middletown.

Alexander's mother, Theresa Hawkins-Stephens, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, kidnapping and endangering children.

Bostian's mother was charged with obstruction of justice and pleaded guilty last month.

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Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton, http://www.journal-news.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=jnfront?jnfront
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