DIXON – As Lee County State's Attorney Matt Klahn requested, Tiffany Fassler will serve the majority of a 13-year sentence for causing the death of her 7-year-old stepson almost 8 years ago.
Fassler, 42, was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years for aggravated battery of a child. She must serve at least 85 percent, a little more than 11 years, and upon her release must register as a violent offender against youth for the rest of her life.
On Dec. 30, 2010, Fassler kicked Colton Fassler into a bathroom vanity, causing head injuries that resulted in severe brain damage and, 11 months later, his death.
Fassler was indicted on five counts Feb. 8, 2013, and pleaded guilty May 25.
As part of her plea agreement, two counts of first-degree murder and three other counts of aggravated battery of a child were dismissed.