The child, Kyzer, is thought to have been around 14 months old at the time of his death, however autopsies have been unable to determine the cause.
Gayle’s internet searches in the week’s leading up to to discovery apparently included ‘sulphuric acid’.
The boy hadn’t been seen for 4 years, with Gayle switching her story saying at one time Kyzer had been living with his father and then saying he had died in his cot.
She allegedly kept his body among junk in her own spare room until her eviction, when Kyzer’s body was moved to Gayle’s mother’s garden shed.
Judge Susan Tipping, while handing down the sentence, said:
‘Your little boy was denied a decent burial.
‘A web of lies began in 2014 and went on to every authority that tried to find out what had happened to him.
‘The full truth of his sad and short life will never be known.’
She was sent down for preventing a lawful burial, and was also charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice.