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Woman gets 30 years in toddler’s death

Posted: 3:56 PM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 16:56:53-04

COVINGTON, La. (AP) – A 44-year-old Louisiana woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a toddler’s death.

A news release says Trenique Faciane of Lacombe was sentenced Friday in St. Tammany Parish on a charge of manslaughter, which has a maximum sentence of 40 years.

She was accused of hitting 22-month-old foster child Madison Parrott with a hairbrush, shaking her and dropping her into a bathtub in May 2015. An autopsy found the child died from multiple trauma with bleeding on her brain.

District Attorney Warren Montgomery notes that Faciane owned a daycare center at the time.

In February, she entered a plea that doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges that a judge or jury probably would have convicted her.

District Judge Richard Swartz imposed the sentence.

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