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The Latest: Mom pleads in death of boy found in concrete

November 28, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest in the case of a 3-year-old Kansas boy whose body was found encased in concrete (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

A Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her 3-year-old son, whose body was found encased in concrete.

KAKE-TV reports that 37-year-old Miranda Miller on Wednesday also entered guilty pleas to aggravated kidnapping, child abuse and aggravated child endangerment. Prosecutors say Miller and her boyfriend, 41-year-old Stephen Bodine, tortured Evan Brewer for months before his death.

Miller previously testified against Bodine in exchange for the chance to plead guilty to a less serious charge.

Bodine was convicted last month of first-degree murder and faces a possible life sentence at his Dec. 17 sentencing. Miller’s deal likely would limit her sentence to about 27 years.

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8:30 a.m.

The mother of a 3-year-old Kansas boy whose body was found encased in concrete says she wants new legal representation because her attorney “has it in his mind that I’m guilty” and “has not helped me fight my case.”

The Wichita Eagle reports that Miranda Miller’s handwritten motion is dated Nov. 13. A hearing in her case is scheduled for Wednesday.

Miller previously testified against her boyfriend, 41-year-old Stephen Bodine, in exchange for the chance to plead guilty to a less serious charge in the death of her son, Evan Brewer. Prosecutors say the couple tortured Evan for months before his death.

Bodine was convicted last month of first-degree murder and faces a possible life sentence. Miller’s deal, if finalized, likely would limit her sentence to about 27 years.

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