District Attorney General Russell Johnson says Amanda Dotson has entered into a plea agreement that will give her 40 years in prison for her role in the death of her two-year-old son, Clifford Dotson, back in 2012. Dotson also agreed to testify against her husband, Matthew Dotson.
Clifford died on May 3, 2012 at Fort Loudon Medical Center after his mother took him to the emergency room.
Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said Clifford weighed only 12 pounds at the time of his death and died of malnutrition.
The sheriff said the boy had spent a good deal of time restrained in a car seat and they were feeding him sometimes once a day. “This is the worst case of child neglect I’ve ever seen in my whole career,” Stockton said.
Matthew Dotson’s murder trial is set for January 16, 2019.