Franklin County woman pleads guilty in stepson's murder
MOUNT VERNON, TX (KLTV) - A Mount Vernon woman charged in the murder of her stepson pled guilty to capital murder Friday in a Franklin County courtroom.
Christie Lynn Roycroft, 31, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by Judge Eddie Northcutt for the murder of her stepson, 6-year-old Benjamin Roycroft.
Benjamin's body was found just inside the door of the family's apartment on January 1, 2016, after authorities responded to a 911 call at the apartment at Logans Pointe in Mount Vernon. According to officials, Benjamin died of multiple stab wounds.
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