PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman accused of smothering her 17-month-old son and sending disturbing videos of the child’s body to the boy’s father is going to prison.READ MORE: Furry Tails: Honoring Betty White On Her 100th Birthday
Lawyers for Christian Clark, of McKeesport, and prosecutors reached a plea deal this morning.
Clark will avoid the death penalty, and instead, spend the rest of her life in prison. Her formal sentencing will be held at a later date.
Her 17-month-old son, Andre Price III, died in Nov. of 2016.READ MORE: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Still Climbing In Pennsylvania
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According to the criminal complaint, Clark was having a fight with the child’s father via text message. She accused him of cheating on her. During that conversation, police say Clark allegedly sent a video of the child’s lifeless body and admitted to smothering him on an air mattress.
Investigators say she also threatened the life of the boy’s 2-year-old sister, Angel.
In one text, Clark said, “… sucks that it was easy to kill my favorite but your b**** of a daughter just won’t stop breathing lungs must be strong af.”
In another text, Clark said, “Ahh look Angel is still alive and sweating your son on the other hand is not even breathing. I wish I could keep the camera still.”MORE NEWS: Robert Bowers' Defense Seeks Change Of Venue For Upcoming Trial
She was charged with criminal homicide, criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children, and sent to the Allegheny County Jail.