A Kansas woman, Heather Jonas was on Monday sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of her 7-year-old stepson, Adrian Jones whose remains were fed to pigs. The boy’s remains were found in the family’s pigpen in Kansas City, Kansas, in November 2015.
The boy was said to have been physically and emotionally abused and starved to death, the Star reports.
She pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree murder and two counts of child abuse in the death of Adrian on October 6.
The boy’s father, Michael Jones, 45, was charged with first-degree murder, child abuse, aggravated battery and aggravated assault. His trial is scheduled for Feb. 6, 2017.
Police were first called to the rental home for a domestic disturbance call, according to the Kansas City Star. Once there, police discovered that Adrian had been missing for several months and was possibly a murder victim.
The police came back the following day and found human remains in the barn, which were later identified as Adrian’s, the Star reports.
“He was horribly abused, neglected and ultimately killed. I’m sure his suffering was unbearable,” the Attorney said.
At the hearing, Heather apologized for Adrian’s death. “I have to live with this for the rest of my life,” she said, according to the paper.