LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A Limestone County mother has learned her fate in prison after admitting that she placed both of her small children in a scalding bath as a form of punishment.
A sentencing hearing for Amanda Reyer, 25, lasted all day Tuesday in the Limestone County Courthouse. The judge made his decision shortly before 3 p.m.
Reyer was sentenced to 40 years. She receives credit for time served. She’s been in the Limestone County jail for three years since the 2015 incident.
Circuit Judge Robert Baker teared up as he delivered her punishment, saying, ““I’m a hard fellow to shock. But you did it.”
Baker said he wanted to send a message about the serious consequences that come with hurting children.
He told Reyer: “This is not a situation where you didn’t what a medication would do… Hot water is hot. It hurts. It burns.”
Before the decision was announced, Reyer had asked the judge for a lenient prison sentence, which was not granted.