MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the torture and starvation death of a 7-year-old boy.

Forty-five-year-old Etter Hughes was convicted last month of four felonies, including child neglect causing death. Authorities say Trevion Winningham was starved, burned with cigarettes, beaten and whipped with cords. He weighed 44 pounds when he died in November.

Prosecutors say Hughes failed to stop or prevent abuse by 47-year-old Mary Martinez, who has pleaded guilty to repeatedly beating and assaulting the boy. The Journal Sentinel reports ( ) Martinez is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

Hughes had been in Arkansas with her family last August when she agreed to take Trevion and his 9-year-old brother from their mother to Milwaukee. Hughes and Martinez had met in prison.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,