55 year prison sentence for mom who plead guilty to baby’s murder

Posted at 2:09 PM, July 25, 2022 and last updated 1:48 AM, December 13, 2022

By Antoinette DelBel

HAMPTON, Va. (WTKR) – Julia Tomlin, who pleaded guilty to murdering her 2-year-old son Noah, was sentenced to 55 years in prison in connection with her son’s death.

The sentence was the maximum Tomlin could receive for her charges.

L to R: Julia Tomlin, Noah Tomlin (Hampton Police Division, family photo)

Tomlin pleaded guilty in December to charges of second-degree murder, child neglect and concealment of a body in the murder case of Noah in 2019.

In June 2019, Noah was reported missing from his Buckroe Beach home, and police began a grueling search. The 2-year-old boy’s body was found at the Hampton Steam Plant in July 2019 after a week of searching.

Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney Anton Bell said the toddler was mutilated and tortured and had a horrific death.

Officials said his injuries were horrific and severe.

This story was originally published July 25, 2022, by WTKR in Norfolk, VA, an E.W. Scripps Company.