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July 20, 2007
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Carole Ann DeLeon is shown during her sentencing hearing Friday, July 20, 2007, at the Stevens County Courthouse in Colville, Wash. DeLeon was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after entering a modified plea that spared her a possible life sentence in the starvation death of an adopted son. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle) ** NO SALES; COEUR D’ALENE OUT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; ONLINE MUST CALL FOR PERMISSION ** ORG XMIT: WASPO101

July 17, 2007
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Kenda Bradford holds a photograph of her biological son Tyler DeLeon, who died of severe dehydration at age 7. Bradford says she wasn’t consulted before the offer of a plea deal that let Tyler’s foster mother, Carole DeLeon, avoid a murder trial.

July 14, 2007
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Tyler DeLeon at age 5, at a picnic with his mother.

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A friend familiar with the home life of Tyler DeLeon holds school photos of the child who died on Jan. 13. The photo at far right is the most recent, taken shortly before his death in 2005. Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review