© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Mother Charged with Murder, Abuse in 4-Year-Old Son's Death

Flint sign over street
WKAR File Photo

A Michigan woman has been sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison in the 2016 beating death of her 4-year-old son.

The Flint Journal reports 35-year-old Jamia Robinson learned her punishment on Monday in Genesee County Circuit Court for the death of Jordyn Mathena. Robinson told the court it was "something I had no control over. God has a plan for all of us."

Robinson earlier pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and second-degree child abuse.

Prosecutors say the boy had severe burns, head trauma and a broken nose. Investigators were told he was pushed as he stepped into a bathtub in Flint. Robinson told investigators in 2016 that she upset with the boy's behavior and her head "went puffy" at the time he was injured.

Related Content
News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.