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According to trial testimony, Yayun Weng brutally attacked her son on Feb. 25, 2014, exactly two weeks after he turned 2
She took him, unresponsive, to the hospital two days later, claiming he fell out of bed
The little boy remains paralyzed from the neck down and prosecutors say his condition has worsened over time
A 30-year-old Brooklyn woman was sentenced Tuesday to two decades in prison for nearly beating her 2-year-old son to death with a bamboo stick, biting him and shaking him violently, causing permanent brain damage.
Yayun Weng also requires five years of post-release supervision under the sentence stemming from her Oct. 11 conviction on first- and second-degree assault and other charges.
According to trial testimony, Weng bit her little boy's right calf two weeks after his second birthday, on Feb. 25, 2014, hit his feet with a bamboo stick, pinched him all over his body and shook him in a whiplash manner.
Two days later, the Sunset Park woman brought the boy, unresponsive, to a hospital, telling workers there he had fallen out of bed. The boy was admitted in critical condition with internal head injuries, bruises over 90 percent of his body, multiple bite marks and bumps to the head, trial evidence showed.
The little boy remains paralyzed from the neck down with permanent brain damage, and prosecutors say his condition has progressively worsened.
"This horrific violence against a helpless baby at the hands of his mother is disturbing and completely unacceptable," Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement. "Instead of protecting her child, this defendant nearly killed him and left him paralyzed. She deserves to be in prison for what she did.”