Woman Admits Guilt In Death Of Toddler Daughter

A Baton Rouge mother will be spending a few decades in prison after pleading guilty yesterday in the December 2014 death of her two-year-old daughter.

Twenty-three-year-old Candice Smith was jailed three years ago on charges of first-degree murder and cruelty to juveniles.  Authorities say the toddler had suffered various injuries while being abused but died after she was pushed, hitting her head against a shower wall.

Smith entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge of manslaughter, as well as child cruelty, and was sentenced to serve 50 years behind bars.

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