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Chester County mom gets 42-94 years for brutal beating death of son, 3

WEST CALN TWP., Pa. - A Chester County woman who admitted to playing a role in the brutal beating death of her 3-year-old son has learned her fate.

Jillian Tait was sentenced Monday to 42 to 94 years in prison for the murder of her son, Scotty McMillan.

Tait pleaded guilty to a number of charges back in April, including 3rd-degree murder.

Tait and her then-boyfriend, Gary Fellenbaum, were arrested after Scotty was found to have been "systematically tortured and beaten to death" inside their West Caln Township home in 2014.

Fellenbaum pleaded guilty to 1st-degree murder in September. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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