Trial begins for mother charged in son's murder

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)-The trial begins Wednesday for the Roanoke woman charged in the death of her 2-year-old son.

24-year-old Morgan Lockett is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and neglect.

Her son, Aveion Lewis, was reported missing in January 2010.

The child's body was found wrapped in plastic and tape in a Roanoke county landfill about two weeks later.

In August, Lockett's husband, Brandon Lockett, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and child neglect.

His sentencing is scheduled in November.

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