Whitwell woman sentenced for 2015 murder of 5-year-old boy

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MARION COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – A Marion County woman who was convicted for the death of her ex-boyfriend’s son will go to state prison.

A judge this afternoon sentenced Holly Rutledge to ten years behind bars.

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At her trial last June, Rutledge was found guilty of reckless homicide and aggravated assault in the 2015 death of 5 year old Lucas Dillon.

This afternoon she was sentenced to six years for aggravated assault and four years for reckless homicide.

She will get credit for time served.

Rutledge was found not guilty on a charge of 1st degree murder.