CLAYTON, Mo. -- A St. Louis County woman who killed her infant daughter by shaking, squeezing and slamming her has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Latoshia Washington, 33, 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.