Heather Reynolds has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for the murder of her 17-month-old son on May 10, 2018, Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay announced.
On November 15, 2022, Judge Gwendolyn Blue sentenced Reynolds, 45, to a term of life imprisonment, with no possibility of parole, on the Murder charge.
Judge Blue also sentenced Reynolds to a concurrent eight-year prison term for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and a concurrent four-year prison term for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (methamphetamine).
Before the sentencing of Reynolds, Judge Blue listened to members of the victim’s family discuss how the defendant’s crime had affected their lives before imposing sentence.
On July 28, 2022, following a nine-day trial before Judge Blue, a Camden County jury returned a guilty verdict against Reynolds for Murder, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
“We are grateful to the jury for the time and attention that they gave to this case,” said CCPO Homicide Section Chief Peter Gallagher who represents the state in this matter.
On May 10, 2018, Gloucester Township Police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child on a lawn near his residence, in Marcia Court, Sicklerville, in Gloucester Township. The child was pronounced deceased a short time later. A post-mortem examination was conducted, and the cause of the child’s death was asphyxia and the manner of death was homicide.