Tasha Tennin was sentenced to eight years in prison for locking her son overnight in a garage which led to his death. According to court documents Tasha Tennin would phone 911 telling operators that there was something wrong with her eight year old son. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene they would find the eight year old boy very cold and not breathing. Tasha Tennin would tell authorities that her son was sick when he arrived home from school. However the investigation would take a turn when the school told authorities the eight year old boy was full of energy and bouncing on the trampolines at school. Also another child from the home would tell authorities when Tasha Tennin would get mad at him she would lock him overnight in the garage. Tasha Tennin would be arrested an initially charged with first degree murder however she would later plea down to manslaughter and be sentenced to eight years in prison
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A grand jury has indicted a Brooklyn Park woman with first-degree murder for the death of her eight-year-old son, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
When originally charged in September 2019, Tasha Tennin faced two counts of second-degree manslaughter, one for endangerment of a child and the other for culpable negligence.
Tennin is accused of locking her 8-year-old son in a frigid garage overnight, which led to his death in February of 2018, according to prosecutors.
According to the criminal complaint, Tennin called 911 on Feb. 1, 2018, to report her son was unresponsive and “staring into space.” First responders arrived and found the child was very cold, but not frozen. He was not breathing and had no pulse. The boy had urinated in his pants and first responders saw a puddle of frozen liquid in the garage.
First responders immediately began life saving efforts, but they were unsuccessful. The boy was pronounced dead 35 minutes after police arrived.
Tennin, 36, has been charged by the grand jury with first-degree murder while committing child abuse with a past pattern of child abuse, and unintentional second-degree murder while committing a felony, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Tennin is expected to make her first court appearance on Aug. 24
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A Brooklyn Park woman has entered a guilty plea to manslaughter charges in the death of her eight-year-old son.
Thirty-nine-year-old Tasha Tennin was accused of locking the boy in a cold garage overnight three years ago. The temperature was below zero and the child died.
A few months later, the victim’s brothers and sisters told a foster parent he had gotten into trouble with his mother and she ordered him to sit in the cold garage as punishment. They said she locked the door and left him there all night.
Tasha Tennin will be sentenced in March.
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suburban Minneapolis woman has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison in the death of her 8-year-old son who was locked in a garage overnight during the winter.
Thirty-nine-year-old Tasha Tennin, of Brooklyn Park, was sentenced this week in Hennepin County District Court after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the 2018 death of Tayvion Davis.
With credit for time already served, Tennin will likely spend nearly six years in prison and the balance on supervised release.
According to court documents, Tayvion’s siblings told their foster parents that the boy got into trouble and was told by Tennin to sit in the garage.
Prosecutors said she locked the garage, and left the child there overnight in sub-zero temperatures.