Gavan testified during her trial that she had tried everything to protect her son, Clayton, from drug use. When her efforts failed in 2011, she hit 21-year-old Joshua Loyd.
Since the incident, Gavan’s son is still clean and is graduating from high school. Loyd has been in trouble with the law.
A Missouri mother is facing charges, but drawing sympathy from hundreds, for a baseball bat attack on her son’s alleged heroin supplier.