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Woman who left child in desert to die gets 20-year sentence


August 2, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who put her 17-month-old daughter in a stroller, pushed her into the desert and left her to die on the nation's largest American Indian reservation has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

U.S. District Judge David Campbell said Ashley Denise Attson, 23, committed an "intentional, cold-hearted, horrendous killing of an innocent child," imposing Monday the high end of a sentencing range detailed in a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Attson had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the September 2016 killing on the Navajo Nation. Her defense attorney, As...

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