N.J. woman, son sentenced in death of boy found stuffed in storage bin

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – A woman who admitted hiding the body of a 7-year-old relative in a basement storage bin was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison, and her son, who admitted killing him in a wrestling move, was sentenced to three.

Faheem Williams’ decomposed body was found stuffed in a basement storage bin three years ago, and his twin and half brother were discovered living in squalor and filth. The case generated national outrage and led to an overhaul of New Jersey’s child welfare agency.

As he sentenced 43-year-old Sherry Murphy, Superior Court Judge Michael R. Casale called the case the saddest he has presided over in his nearly 10 years on the bench.

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