Sikeston woman gets 20 years in death of 1-year-old baby

SIKESTON, MO (KAIT) – A Sikeston woman will spend 20 years behind bars in connection with the death of her one-year-old child.

The Scott County Prosecutor's Office says Ashley Clark shook her baby who wouldn't stop crying, and later died at a St. Louis area hospital.

Medical reports indicated the baby was brain dead.

Clark was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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