Salina woman sentenced in son’s starving death

SALINA, Kansas (AP) – A Salina woman whose 3-month-old son starved to death has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Twenty-one-year-old Desirah Overturf was sentenced Monday for first-degree murder in the death of Jordan Corbin in December.

The child’s father, 27-year-old Nicholas Corbin, has pleaded no contest to first-degree murder and is awaiting sentencing later this month.

Prosecutors say that Corbin and Overturf did not like being parents and decided to starve the baby so they could have their former life back.

Witnesses and Overturf’s attorney asked for leniency. They said Corbin decided to starve the child and Overturf agreed because she has several personality disorders.

Prosecutors responded that Overturf did have personality disorders but could have saved her son.

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