Grandmother Could Face Death Penalty In Alleged ‘Systematic Torture And Beatings’ Of 12-Year-Old Grandson


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Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a Montana grandmother who’s accused of carrying out the “systematic torture” of a 12-year-old boy. Patricia Batts, 48, was charged in the murder of her grandson, James Alex Hurley, whose emaciated and beaten body was found in February.