Mother who left her dead infant son in a hotel freezer gets 99 years in jail

Carlton Mathis and Amanda Oakes
Amanda Oakes, 36, was sentenced to 99 years in jail last week. Two days after she pleaded guilty, the childs father, 28-year-old Carlton Mathis, was found dead in his jail cell. (Picture: Houston County Jail)

A mother who left her dead infant sons body in a freezer has been sentenced to 99 years in jail.

Amanda Oakes, 36, was given the lengthy sentence after she pleaded guilty to manslaughter, abuse of a corpse, and chemical endangerment of a child last week in Dothan, Alabama.

Prosecutors say Oakes and her childs father, Carlton James Mathis, 28, were on a drug run when their son died of a methamphetamine overdose in May.

The child reportedly died while he was with his father at a hotel in Dothan. Oakes had left to return to Georgia to pickup her teenage daughter when Mathis called to say the boy died, according to the Dothan Eagle.

Houston County District Attorney JT Jones said: Not only did she make a drug run, once she picked up her daughter in Georgia, she showed her daughter a bag full of drugs.

Amanda Oaks
Amanda Oakes pleaded guilty to manslaughter, abuse of a corpse, and felony chemical endangerment of a child (Picture: Levy County Jail)

And when Mathis called to tell Oakes their son was dead, she continued to make a her drug drop offs before returning to Dothan.



Once she and her daughter returned to Mathis, she wrapped the infant up and placed the infant inside a freezer, Jones said.

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Oakes teenage daughter reportedly texted a friend that her infant brother died. That friend told her mother, who called police.

According to prosecutors, Mathis and Oakes left the child in the hotel freezer and drove to Florida.

On June 4, authorities located the pair at an apartment complex in Bronson, Florida. When confronted by officers, Mathis reportedly brandished a handgun and held it to the head of a driver in a vehicle he and Oakes entered.

Oakes and Mathis reportedly left the infants body in a freezer at the InTown Suites hotel in Dothan, Alabama (Picture: Google Maps)Read More – Source

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