Woman Sentenced to Prison in Death of Toddler

By: Pat Thomas Email
By: Pat Thomas Email

CARSON CITY, NV - A Carson City woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the child abuse death of her then-boyfriend's son.

Brittany Paugh was sentenced in Carson District Court Tuesday, December 30, 2014, for child abuse causing death.

She had pleaded no contest to killing 2-year-old Justin Watson. Sheriff Ken Furlong says Paugh slammed the child against a wall multiple times in November of 2012.

The boy's father, Nic Watson, was not implicated in Justin's death, and the couple is no longer together. Paugh is now carrying another man's child.

The investigation took several months, with Paugh surrendering in May 2013. Second-degree murder charges were dropped.

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