RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A grandmother has been sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison for being an accessory to the beating death of her 2-year-old grandson in Porcupine.
Federal Judge Jeffrey Vixen gave 51-year-old Sonya Dubray a sentence longer than guidelines recommend on Tuesday afternoon in Rapid City. Viken asked Dubray how she didn’t know her grandson, Kylen Shangreaux, was murdered when she found him unresponsive.
Dubray, in a deal with prosecutors, earlier pleaded guilty to being an accessory to second-degree murder in the July 2016 beating death.
Dubray’s daughter, the child’s mother, was sentenced last year to 40 years in prison for fatally beating her son. The grandmother did not call 911 right away after finding the boy unresponsive and lied to federal investigators.