FALMOUTH, Mass. – A Massachusetts couple whose 5-year-old son fell out of their SUV as they fled after stealing a television have pleaded guilty to related charges.
Twenty-nine-year-old Lisa Degerolamo was sentenced Monday to serve two months of a one-year jail term. Thirty-year-old Daniel McLaughlin was sentenced to one year in jail.
The Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/1F6vwBu ) reports they were sentenced after pleading guilty to child endangerment and larceny.
The pleas came just a week after they stole a 58-inch TV from the Falmouth Walmart, and their son, in his car seat, fell from their vehicle as they made their getaway. They stopped and picked up the child before taking off. He was unhurt.
Lawyers for the couple called their behavior out of character and said they wanted a quick resolution to the case.
Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodonline.com