Man Gets 10 Years in Baby's Death Caused by Wife

Friday, Apr 2, 2010  |  Updated 6:15 PM CDT
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Man Get 10 Years in Baby's Death Caused by Wife

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A north Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for leaving his baby alone with his psychotic wife, who drowned their son in a hot tub.

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Man Get 10 Years in Baby's Death Caused by Wife

Michael Maxon has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for leaving his baby alone with his psychotic wife, who drowned their son in a hot tub.
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A north Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for leaving his baby alone with his psychotic wife, who drowned their son in a hot tub.

Michael Maxon was convicted earlier this year of intentionally abandoning his 1-year-old son when he left their Mansfield home in 2006 to run errands.

According to trial testimony, doctors and relatives had warned him not to leave the child alone with his wife because of her delusions.

During sentencing Thursday, the judge said he was disturbed that Maxon still insisted he didn't do anything wrong.

His wife, Valeria Maxon, was sent to a state mental hospital in 2008 after she was found innocent by reason of insanity in the baby's death. She believed that her child was the anti-Christ who would be tortured before causing the Apocalypse.

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