BRIGHTON, Colo. - A judge Friday sentenced Becky Trujillo to the maximum of eight years in prison for her role in the death of her grandson, the Denver Post first reported.
Trujillo was found guilty in June of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury in the death of 4-year-old Gabriel Trujillo.
Testimony during the trial showed Trujillo, 61, had been caring for Gabriel and also had custody of his sisters, ages 10 and 13. The grandmother called police on Feb. 14, 2012 and reported that her grandson "fell from a chair." The police report stated she said, "He is breathing, but he won't wake up."
Gabriel Trujillo died three days later at The Children's Hospital in Aurora. An autopsy determined he died from blunt-force trauma to his head and neck and his death was ruled a homicide.