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Oakland County Circuit Court (Aileen Wingblad/MediaNews Group)

A woman who killed her young child in a Farmington Hills motel room has been sentenced.

At a hearing Thursday in Oakland County Circuit Court, Amanda Jajou, 33, was ordered to spend 15 to 60 years behind bars for the killing of her 15-month-old son, Isaias Daniel Porras, with a concurrent sentence of 3 to 5 years. for accessory after the fact to a crime. Jajou pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and the related charge in May, and prosecutors dismissed charges of first-degree murder and child abuse. Imprisonment for 1,013 days was applied to her sentence.

Amanda Jajou in the 47th District Court at her 2022 preliminary exam. (Aileen Wingblad/MediaNews Group)

Police conducting a welfare check at the Motel 6 on Grand River Avenue near Haggerty Road in Farmington Hills found the toddler’s body under a pile of blankets on Oct. 3, 2021. Isaias had been staying at the motel with Jajou and his father, Isaiah Porras — who was also charged for killing him.

An autopsy indicated the child died of brain damage caused by blunt force trauma to the head.

A court-ordered psychiatric evaluation determined that Isaias Porras, 34, is incompetent to stand trial but “remediable.” According to his court file, there is a “substantial likelihood” he could achieve competency for mental health care, for which he is receiving inpatient care at the state’s Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Saline. Porras is scheduled for a status conference in Oakland County Circuit Court in September.

Isaias Porras at his 2022 preliminary exam (Aileen Wingblad/MediaNews Group)

Court records also show that a notice of insanity defense was filed for Jajou in April that prosecutors planned to rebut. Weeks later, Jajou pleaded no contest to the two charges.

According to a child abuse pediatrician who testified at Jajou and Porra’s 2022 preliminary examination, Isaias was punched at least 10 to 20 times and suffered severe head trauma as well as significant chest bruising.

As testified by Farmington Hills Police Detective Robert Gerak, Porras told him the child was a distraction, described him as a “demon” and said he and Jajou took turns hitting him. The abuse must have gone on for several weeks.

15-month-old Isaias Porras was found dead in an upstairs room at this Motel 6 in Farmington Hills. (Aileen Wingblad/MediaNews Group)

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