Balt. woman convicted in death of 20-month-son

Posted at 4:18 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 16:18:07-05

Authorities say a Baltimore woman has been found guilty of killing her 20-month-old son, who died of blunt force trauma after being severely beaten.

Monet Curtis faces up to 40 years in prison after being convicted Monday of second-degree murder and  first-degree child abuse resulting in death.

Authorities say the boy was found unresponsive in a hotel room in June 2014 after two officers conducting a traffic stop in northwest Baltimore were approached by a woman screaming that she was not a bad mother, and that her baby was not breathing.

A medical examiner found significant bruising to the boy's head, chest, back, legs, arms, stomach, and hips. The injuries also caused significant internal bleeding and rupturing of the boy's bladder and intestines.