[caption id="attachment_26968" align="alignright" width="240"]<img class=" wp-image-26968" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/05\/April-Fox.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="196" \/> April D. Fox[\/caption]\r\n<h1>This week, April D. Fox was sentenced to 40 years in the State penitentiary for her abuse leading to the death of six year old Shane Yancey.<\/h1>\r\nThe sentence was announced by Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Via. Following a four day trial, Fox was found guilty by a 12 member jury of Child Abuse Resulting in Death on Mar. 2, 2017.\r\n\r\nFox was entrusted with the child\u2019s care and custody in June of 2014. At the time of his death, six year old Shane Yancey was emaciated, had suffered from multiple blunt force head trauma, had bruising all over his body, and was diagnosed with hypernatremia, commonly referred to as salt poisoning.\r\n\r\nFox did not speak at her sentencing.\r\n\r\nFayette County Judge Paul M. Blake, presiding as Special Judge imposed the sentence. Forty years is the maximum sentence allowed for this crime which was committed before the passage of \u201cEmmaleigh\u2019s Law\u201d enhancing the penalty for crimes of this nature. Blake also imposed 20 years of intensive supervision of Fox upon her release from prison. Fox was remanded to custody immediately.\r\n\r\nSenior Trooper J. W. Gilkeson of the West Virginia State Police investigated the crime and the criminal case was presented by Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Via and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Britt Ludwig.