An Oregon woman convicted of murdering her 4-year-old son whom she described as gay was sentenced Friday to a minimum of 25 years in prison.

According to KATU, Jessica Dutro could be locked up the rest of her life.

The boy, Zachary Dutro-Boggess, died in 2012, several days after being hospitalized with trauma to his abdomen, The Oregonian reported.

Prosecutors alleged that Dutro was abusive with three of her children, but Zachary bore the brunt of the violence. Only an infant – whose father Dutro lived with – showed no signs of abuse.

Dutro's 7-year-old daughter told investigators that her mother and her boyfriend had beaten her brother on August 12, 2012.

“They beat up my brother, then he died. I seen them,” the girl reportedly told her counselor.

The motive behind the violence, prosecutors allege, was Dutro's fear that her son was gay.

Using a slur, Dutro told her boyfriend in a Facebook message that her son was going to be gay – “He walks and talks like it. Ugh.” – and said that he would have to “work on” Zachary.