Now 20, VanAlstyne is facing a sentence of 18 years to life, scheduled to appear in court in January.
GUILDERLAND — Michael Sanders was sentenced to 60 days in Albany County’s jail before Judge Peter Lynch in Albany County Court on Tuesday.
When Albany County Court Judge Peter Lynch asked both sides whether they approved of video and audio being recorded by the press, James Milstein, Albany County’s public defender, objected.
Both parties agreed to a plea of guilty and a sentence of two-and-a-third to seven years. The defense said it would also request substance-abuse treatment at the June 19 sentencing.
The mother charged with the murder of her son in Westerlo during the summer of 2012 accepted a plea deal of manslaughter. Her plea was not a direct admission of wrongdoing, but that the evidence against her was compelling.
Copyright © 2013 The Altamont Enterprise.
Albany County, New York