Two Culver City parents pleaded no contest Thursday and were each sentenced to six years in prison for child abuse leading to the death of their 6-month-old son.
The remains of their son, Jacsun Manson, have yet to be found and are believed to have ended up in a landfill.
His parents, Adam Manson, 34, and Kiana Williams, 32, were taken into custody Jan. 3 on unrelated charges of stealing a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser back in November, police said. An officer later testified that the boy was not with them at the time and the couple did not appear distressed or bereaved.
Manson and Williams were doing drugs in a motel room in South Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve of last year and later woke up to find their son’s lifeless body, according to prosecutors.
Culver City police believed they then placed his body into a suitcase and tossed it into a dumpster at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall.
It remains unclear how the baby died.