Mo. woman sentenced in pacifier death of infant girl

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BOONEVILLE, Mo. — A Booneville, Mo., woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the November 2012 death of an infant girl.

Treschell Kemp, 25, also pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child. She was sentenced on Tuesday in Cooper County Circuit Court.

According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, court records indicate Kemp shoved a pacifier into the baby’s mouth, which obstructed her airway, causing her to asphyxiate.

In 2012 she was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, first-degree domestic assault and child abuse. Those charges were later amended.

The infant was not related to Kemp.

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