OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to a murder charge for leaving her 5-year-old grandson to die inside a hot car while she gambled at a casino.
Fifty-year-old Alanna Jean Orr was sentenced Thursday.
According to court records, Orr was caring for her grandson on June 21, 2018, when she went to a casino in Harrah.
Authorities say the boy died when he was left inside a car for six hours as temperatures approached 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Orr pleaded guilty last year to second-degree murder by child neglect in Indian Country.