Missouri Mother Sentenced in Baby's Bathtub Death
LINN, Mo. (AP) - A central Missouri woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the drowning death of her infant son in a bathtub.
Rachel Sweet, of Linn, was sentenced Friday to seven years for first-degree involuntary manslaughter and three years for child endangerment.
The judge in Osage County Circuit Court ordered the sentences to run consecutively.
Sweet had pleaded guilty in July to the charges stemming from the death of her son in March.
Sweet admitted putting the baby in the bathtub with the water running and walking out of the room. Investigators believe she fell asleep.