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Casper woman who burned, shook, smothered 14-month-old girl gets 18-20 years in prison

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CASPER, Wyoming — A Casper woman accused of burning, shaking and smothering a child has been sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/2yzFN3 ) 25-year-old Stephanie Shirts was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to aggravated child abuse.

Prosecutors say Shirts rolled a hot saucepan on a 14-month-old girl's face, forcefully shook her and smothered her with a blanket because she wouldn't stop crying. The girl was taken to a hospital in Colorado with bleeding in her brain and eyes.

The girl's mother, Bobbi Humphreys, has been sentenced to up to two years in jail for leaving her daughter with Shirts, who had abused the girl in the past.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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