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Woman Sentenced To 15 Years For Killing Infant Daughter

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis County woman who killed her infant daughter by shaking, squeezing and slamming her has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 33-year-old Latoshia Washington was sentenced Friday for the August 2010 killing. She entered an Alford plea in November on second-degree murder charges in the death of 11-month-old Jewel Washington. The plea means Washington did not admit to the killing but acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence for a conviction.

An autopsy showed that Jewel suffered internal injuries to her organs as well as brain injuries.

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