Deputy Douglas County Attorneys Beth Beninato and Amy Jacobsen spent numerous long days, evenings, and weekends preparing for and trying this case. KETV covers the sentencing:
Judge Mark Ashford handed down a 70-year sentence for [the defendant], 25, on Monday morning.
According to a police interview, [she] gave different accounts of how the baby was injured. She eventually said she slipped, causing the baby to fall down the stairs.
[The baby] died from severe skull fractures a few days later.
Prosecutors said [the defendant’s] failure to act after Bell’s fall and her multiple versions of what happened showed her lack of credibility.
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