Endicott couple sentenced after their 5-year-old son died of a drug overdose

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (NEWSCHANNEL 34) - An Endicott couple convicted of killing their 5-year old son was sentenced in Broome County Court.

Charles and Jennifer Burks were sentenced Thursday morning by Judge Kevin Dooley.

Charles faces 13 years in prison, while Jennifer will serve 9 years for manslaughter.

Last May, the couple was arrested after police were called to 419 and a half Roosevelt Avenue in Endicott, where they found a 5-year old boy dead.

Police say Burks gave the child Oxycontin, which resulted in an overdose.

They fled to North Carolina and were apprehended by police when they returned to town.


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