Woman found guilty of trying to set newborn son’s car seat on fire

Woman found guilty of trying to set newborn son's car seat on fire (Image 1)
Woman found guilty of trying to set newborn son's car seat on fire (Image 1)

A jury found a Sevierville woman guilty of attempted aggravated child abuse after she tried to set her newborn son's car seat on fire in 2010.

Prosecutors said Becky Eury attempted to use a lighter to try to ignite her five-week-old son's car seat, while the defense argued the young mother had a history of mental illness and postpartum depression.

The baby was not injured in the incident, nor was his three-year-old brother, who was also present at the time.

Eury has remained jailed since May 2010. She is scheduled to be sentenced on September 5.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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