CAMDEN, N.J. (TCD) -- A 45-year-old mother was recently sentenced to life in prison for fatally suffocating her 17-month-old son with a cleaning wipe because he was getting in the way of her alleged affair.
The child's mother, Heather Reynolds, and her then-boyfriend, Jeffrey Callahan, were both initially arrested.
Investigators determined Reynolds held a cleaning wipe over her son's face and suffocated him until he died. During the trial, prosecutors said Reynolds wanted to kill her son because she was having an affair and her son was getting in the way.
Reynolds and her then-boyfriend allegedly planned to kill Reynold's ex-boyfriend, Domenic Caruso, because Caruso reportedly told police about Axel's death.
On Nov. 15, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced that Reynolds was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. She was also sentenced to a concurrent term of eight years for endangering the welfare of a child and a four-year term for possession of a controlled dangerous substance.