4:21 PM EST, February 1, 2012
An apparent slip of the tongue by Roanoke City Circuit Court judge Clifford Weckstein caused Morgan Lockett to once again be in court Wednesday afternoon.
At the time of her original sentencing in early January, Weckstein sentenced Lockett to 30 years for 2nd degree murder. In court Wednesday he said he meant to sentence her to 40 years with 10 years suspended.Suspended terms can still be served once an inmate is released from prison if they get in trouble with the law again.
Weckstein went halfway and resentenced Lockett to 35 years in prison with 5 years suspended for the charge. Her active time in prison won't change from what was previously reported during her first sentencing.
A circuit court clerk noted the difference when comparing what he said in court in January and what he wrote down in a sentencing guideline worksheet.
She received 10 years for felony child abuse. She will also serve probation time once she is released.
In total, Lockett will still serve 40 years in prison for causing the death of her son, 2-year-old Aveion Lewis back in 2010.
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