Undated photo issued by Britain's West Yorkshire Police, showing four-year old Hamzah, who's mummified body was found in the bedroom of his mother's home almost two years after he died in December 2009, as his mother Amanda Hutton was found guilty of manslaughter Thursday Oct. 3, 2013. Mother of eight Hutton has been found guilty Thursday in the manslaughter of her four-year-old son Hamzah Khan. (AP Photo / West Yorkshire Police) | AP

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — An alcoholic British mother who let her 4-year-old son starve to death and left his body in a cot for almost two years was sentenced Friday to 15 years in jail.
Judge Roger Thomas said Amanda Hutton had failed "to fulfill the most basic responsibilities that you, as a mother, should have fulfilled."
The mummified body of Hutton's son, Hamzah Khan, was found by police at the family's home in Bradford, northern England, in September 2011. He had died in December 2009.
The judge said the boy was wearing clothing made for a 6- to 9-month-old child.
"Although it beggars belief that such a thing can happen, it has, of course, happened here," the judge said.
He told Hutton: "It has done so through your purposeful, persistent and gross conduct in failing in that most