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Child Thrower Convicted

July 23, 2003  -- Posted at 7:22 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK,  Ark.  -- A woman was convicted of attempted first-degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison for throwing her 18-month-old son off a Mount Nebo overlook.

The jury in Dardanelle yesterday opted against convicting 21-year-old Lisa Gilbert of the more serious charge of attempted capital murder.

The boy, Sasha ``Alex'' Webster, landed in bushes and survived with only scratches. Gilbert denied throwing her son. Police testified that she first said the boy was abducted but confessed after he was found.

 Nancy Gilbert, the boy's grandmother, has been given permanent custody of the boy.

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