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Vicksburg woman sentenced for child abuse

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A Vicksburg woman has been sentenced to 20 years,with 12 years suspended for seriously injuring her 3 week old daughter last year.

Kristen Walter will have to serve 8 years in prison for abusing her infant child. In court this morning, she was visibly shaken and her face in her hands. After her prison time, the 25 year old will serve 5 years supervised probation and then have no contact with her daughter.

Walter went before Judge Isadore Patrick. She had injured the infant severely enough to cause a skull fracture and broken bones. The child now lives with her paternal grandparents. They hope to adopt her.

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