Spring Valley mother pleads guilty in death of 1-year-old son

Maria Dorleus, 36, admitted to leaving her three young children home alone, leading to her 1-year-old son's death in June.

News 12 Staff

Oct 7, 2021, 10:29 AM

Updated 982 days ago

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A Spring Valley woman has pleaded guilty in connection to her son's death.
Maria Dorleus, 36, admitted to leaving her three young children home alone, leading to her 1-year-old son's death in June.
Police say the child died after becoming trapped between his bed and a wall.
Dorleus will be sentenced on one count of criminally negligent homicide in December. She faces up to four years behind bars.


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