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Woman who abandoned son sentenced

| December 15, 2010 8:00 PM

BOISE (AP) - A 35-year-old woman who abandoned her 7-year-old son in a crowd of at least 50,000 during the Boise Music Festival this summer has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison.

The Idaho Statesman reports Angie A. Evans was sentenced Monday by 4th District Judge Thomas Neville. He ordered Evans to spend the next six months being evaluated by the Idaho Department of Correction before he decides if she will serve time in prison or be released on probation.

Evans pleaded guilty last month to felony injury to a child for leaving her developmentally delayed son unsupervised while she went to the front of the crowd to dance and get autographs.

Others attending the festival found the boy, but were unable to find his mother, so they notified police.

The boy remains in foster care.