Detectives say Tressler starved her child and that led to his death last May.
Payton Wesley Ettinger weighed only 12 lbs. when he died. He was 4-years-old. An autopsy revealed Payton's cause of death to be malnutrition and dehydration.
Tressler told police she fed the child and put him back in his crib on May 17th. A few hours later, she went back to check on him and found him dead. The coroner said he found no significant amount of food in Payton's stomach.