McCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A 27-year-old woman who admitted to letting her 2-year-old child starve to death has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
The Enterprise-Journal reports that Kimberly Hood of McComb had been indicted for capital murder and conspiracy last year in connection with the May 16, 2008, death of her 2-year-old son, Markqice Hood, apparently by starvation.
Hood pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter and felonious child abuse in Pike County Circuit Court.
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