PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- A 28-year-old Peoria woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for putting her infant son in scalding bath water.
Jessica Hall apologized at her sentencing Friday and told the judge she loved her child.
Hall's son was 4 months old when she put him in the tub of too-hot water in July 2009. He was burned over 30 percent of his body and still has scars.
Court records say Hall told police she pulled her son out of the water when she saw his skin was "melting" off.
Prosecutors say she left him for up to two minutes after she realized it was too hot. She didn't seek medical attention for two days.
The (Peoria) Journal Star reports Hall could be released from prison in about 11 years.
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