Tasha Bates, 27, looks at her mother and grandmother while being escorted out of the courtroom after appearing before Judge Amy Reedy during a sentencing hearing at the Bradley County Criminal Courthouse on Monday. Bates received two consecutive life sentences to run concurrently with 40 years for aggravated child neglect in the overheating deaths of her two sons Leland, 5, and River, 3. and drug charges.
Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Monday, November 25th, 2013
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A tragedy that flared in scorching heat reached its culmination as weather forecasters called for snow over Bradley County.