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Va. mother pleads guilty in son's death; remains found in trunk after 10 years

Tonya Slaton pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday in connection with Quincy Davis' death.

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia woman whose son's remains were found in her car's trunk more than 10 years after he was last seen alive has pleaded guilty in his death.

News outlets report 46-year-old Tonya Slaton pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday in connection with Quincy Davis' death.

Slaton initially had faced a second-degree murder charge.

Quincy was last seen in 2004 and his body was discovered after a Virginia State Police trooper pulled Slaton over in 2015 for expired tags.

Investigators estimate he had died about 10 years earlier, when he was 14 or 15.

The Virginian-Pilot reports a medical examiner couldn't determine his exact cause of death and a prosecutor said Friday that Quincy had a broken vertebra in his neck.

Slaton was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with two years suspended.

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