Binghamton woman sentenced for beating her 2-year-old son to death in 2010

A Binghamton woman has been sentenced to from 25 years to life in prison for beating her 2-year-old son to death in 2010.

The Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin reports that 25-year-old Veronica Taft was sentenced Tuesday in Broome County Court, where a jury convicted her of second-degree murder in August for killing her son Lyric at their Binghamton apartment.

The newspaper reports she sobbed and continued to say she is innocent.

But the judge imposed the maximum sentence, saying the case was among the worst he'd seen involving child abuse.

Court papers say Taft had gotten upset at the child and banged him against a wall on Dec. 30, 2010.

Her lawyer is appealing the conviction.