EDWARDSVILLE - A judge sentenced an East Alton woman to five years in prison Tuesday for her part in enabling the murder of a 2-year-old boy in Alton.
Jeanine E. Lansdon, 28, of the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue, may be out of prison within six months, because she already has served about two years in the Madison County Jail. She must serve at least half of the full sentence but got credit for time served.
She previously pleaded guilty in Madison County Circuit Court to a count of endangering the life of a child for failing to seek medical help for Maxwell Eyer, who was beaten to death in late December 2007 by Johnny Garcia. Garcia, 25, formerly of East Alton, pleaded guilty last year to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 44 years in prison.
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