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.