Boonville Woman Sentenced in Infant's Death

4 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Friday, February 07 2014 Feb 7, 2014 Friday, February 07, 2014 6:20:00 AM CST February 07, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

BOONVILLE (AP) - A mid-Missouri woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday after an infant girl died when a pacifier obstructed her airway.

Twenty-five-year-old Treschell Kemp of Boonville was sentenced after pleading guilty in Cooper County Circuit Court to involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that in May 2012 Kemp shoved a pacifier into the infant's mouth, obstructing her airway and causing her death by asphyxiation.

Kemp was arrested in November 2012 and was originally charged with second-degree murder, first-degree domestic assault and child abuse.

Authorities never publicly identified the infant, who was not related to Kemp.

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