Hobbs Mom Convicted of Killing Her Toddler Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, N.M. - A Hobbs mom who was convicted of killing her toddler received her sentence on Friday.

According to the Hobbs News-Sun, Miranda Kuykendall was sentenced to 12 years in prison but will probably only serve eight years due to time already served.

Kuykendall and her boyfriend, Christopher Elliot, were arrested in 2010 for abusing her 21-month old son Braxtin who ended up dying.

Elliot pled guilty and was sentenced to a minimum of 28 years in prison.

Police were called out to their home when Braxtin stopped breathing but they found the child covered in burns and bruises.

His three-year old brother also had bruises all over his body.