ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - An Affton mother pleaded guilty to killing her 13-month-old son in November 2011 Wednesday morning.
Shelby Dasher pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse and has been sentenced to two concurrent terms of 25 years in prison.
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According to court documents, Dasher beat her 13-month-old son, Tyler, to death because he would not stop crying and go back to bed, and she dumped the body in a wooded area near the intersection of River Des Peres Road and Olde English Road.
Dasher then filed a missing child report, which triggered a SARAA Alert. His body was found later that same day.
This past weekend, Dasher's boyfriend, Edgar Rivas, was arrested and charged with abandonment of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.