Texas Woman Sentenced To Life For Starving Stepson, 10

Johnathan Ramsey (File)

DALLAS (July 23, 2014) Elizabeth Ramsey, 33, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in Dallas for the starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson in 2011.

Ramsey must serve 30 years in prison before she becomes eligible for parole.

On Tuesday a Dallas County jury found Ramsey guilty of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death.

The boy's father, Aaron Ramsey, 35, is serving a life sentence after his conviction earlier this year.

Prosecutors say the couple locked the boy in his room, slowly starved him on a diet of bread and water and then dumped his emaciated body in a rural area south of Dallas in 2011.

The body was found the next year in a creek.

The stepmother's attorneys asserted that her husband kept her from reporting her stepson's ordeal.