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Amherst woman found guilty on charges of injuring infant son

Sadrina Busick was found guilty Tuesday of malicious wounding and felony child neglect

January 18, 2011|Tim Saunders | Lynchburg Bureau Chief

A Madison Heights woman is facing up to 30 years in prison for injuring her eight-month-old son.

Sadrina Busick was found guilty in Amherst County court Tuesday afternoon of felony child neglect and malicious wounding.

Busick's son was taken to the hospital on December 31, 2009 with severe burns to his face and body.  Doctors say the infant also had a cigarette burn on his foot and three broken ribs, injuries that were already two weeks old by the time he was taken to the emergency room.

Busick originally told investigators that the burns on her child were caused by hot chocolate and that the injuries were accidental.  Prosecutors contend that the injuries were not accidental and that Busick showed a continuing progression of abuse against her child.

Busick was originally charged along with her boyfriend, Robert Bruce Levalley.  Levalley was found guilty in December on charges of injuring Busick's child, although he maintains his innocence.  He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with all but five years suspended.

Busick will be sentenced in Amherst Circuit Court April 12.

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