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Arma woman found guilty in 4 month old's death sentenced to 30 days plus probation

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Updated September 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM CST:  Heather Buckalew of Arma, Kansas is convicted in the death of her four-month-old son.  She was sentenced to 30 days in jail followed by probation.

The Crawford County prosecutor's office says the judge sentenced her to 32 months in prison but suspended that to 36 months intensive supervision.

Buckalew was released on Tuesday and has 24 hours to check herself into an inpatient treatment facility.

Buckalew is accused of falling asleep on her son, Memphis Cash Harvey, in August of last year.

 

Updated July 30, 2013:  In a court appearance on Monday Heather Buckalew of Arma, Kansas entered a no contest plea and was subsequently found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the August 31, 2012 death of her four month old son, Memphis Cash Harvey.

Buckalew faces 30 to 41 months in prison but could get probation, which her attorney says is more likely.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 3.

The prosecuting attorney has said previously that they believe Buckalew was drunk, rolled onto and smothered her baby while they were asleep.

 

Updated June 17, 2013:  An Arma woman charged in the murder of her four month old has been bound over for trial, but the judge has ruled she will be charged with involuntary manslaughter instead of second degree murder.

Prosecutor Michael Gayoso says a hearing for Heather Buckalew has been scheduled for July 29 to give him time to review the courts decision and determine whether or not he will appeal the judge's decision.

Buckalew is charged in the August 31, 2012 death of Memphis Cash Harvey.

Gayoso says they believe Buckalew was drunk, rolled onto and smothered her baby while they were asleep.

 

Updated April 3, 2013:  A hearing for an Arma woman charged in the murder of her four month old has been postponed.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 3 in the case of Heather Buckalew, who is charged with second degree murder.  The hearing has been continued until May 21.

Buckalew is accused in the death of four-month-old Memphis Cash Harvey.

The baby died in Arma, Kansas on August 31 but the exact cause of the baby's death has not been released.


Updated February 11, 2013:  A southeast Kansas woman is arrested and charged in the death of her baby.

Heather Buckalew, 25, is charged with second degree murder.  She was arrested on Thursday and is being held in the Crawford County jail on $50,000.

Buckalew is accused in the death of four-month-old Memphis Cash Harvey.

The baby died in Arma, Kansas on August 31 but the exact cause of the baby's death has not been released.

 

Posted February 10, 2013:  A Crawford County woman has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her 4 month old son.

Heather Leigh Buckalew remains in the Crawford County jail on charges relating to the death of her son, Memphis, back in August, 2012.

Buckalew was arrested in Arma, Kansas.

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