Foster Mom Sentenced to 54-Years to Life for Son's Death - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Foster Mom Sentenced to 54-Years to Life for Son's Death

AP AP

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) - A judge sentenced a woman Thursday to 54 years to life in prison for causing the death of her 3-year-old developmentally disabled foster son by leaving him bound cocoon-like in a closet.

A day earlier jurors convicted Liz Carroll, 30, of murder, involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping, felonious assault and three counts of child endangerment

Under the life sentence for murder, she has no possibility for parole for 15 years. The sentences on all charges, including 10 years for kidnapping, totaled 54 years to run consecutively. Clermont County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ringland said an additional 10-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter would merge with the murder sentence.

Jurors who deliberated about five hours decided she caused foster son Marcus Fiesel's death, though unintentionally, by leaving him alone, bound in a blanket and packing tape, while she went to a family reunion in Kentucky. The case triggered pushes for changes in Ohio's foster care system.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Cleveland Indians players pay tribute to hospitalized teammate Leonys Martín

    Cleveland Indians players pay tribute to hospitalized teammate Leonys Martín

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-08-14 14:45:35 GMT
    Cleveland Indians' Leonys Martin watches his ball after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Felix Pena in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Cleveland Indians' Leonys Martin watches his ball after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Felix Pena in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
    Cleveland Indians' Leonys Martin watches his ball after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Felix Pena in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Cleveland Indians' Leonys Martin watches his ball after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Felix Pena in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Hours before the Cleveland Indians took the field Monday night, team officials revealed that newly-acquired Leonys Martín was suffering from a life-threatening bacterial infection.

    More >>

    Hours before the Cleveland Indians took the field Monday night, team officials revealed that newly-acquired Leonys Martín was suffering from a life-threatening bacterial infection.

    More >>
  • Cleveland Indians' big hits knock Reds into submission

    Cleveland Indians' big hits knock Reds into submission

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-08-14 03:28:04 GMT
    (Source: WOIO)(Source: WOIO)

    Jose Ramirez belted his 35th home run of the season, and his teammates exploded for six more runs in the 6th inning, as the Indians easily pulled away from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday en route to a 10-3 win.  Ramirez hit his two-run shot in the third inning, giving the Tribe a 2-1 lead, but the Reds almost tied it immediately, loading the bases in the bottom half of the inning before Mike Clevinger struck out Mason Williams to get out of the jam. Clevinger got out of a bases-...

    More >>

    Jose Ramirez belted his 35th home run of the season, and his teammates exploded for six more runs in the 6th inning, as the Indians easily pulled away from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday en route to a 10-3 win.  Ramirez hit his two-run shot in the third inning, giving the Tribe a 2-1 lead, but the Reds almost tied it immediately, loading the bases in the bottom half of the inning before Mike Clevinger struck out Mason Williams to get out of the jam. Clevinger got out of a bases-...

    More >>
  • Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the way

    Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the way

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-08-14 02:31:40 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-08-14 02:34:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Tiger Woods celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Tiger Woods celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis.

    Future looks bright for Woods after 2nd at PGA, but Koepka stands in the way.

    More >>

    Future looks bright for Woods after 2nd at PGA, but Koepka stands in the way.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly