Woman pleads guilty to strangling baby

Joanna Faucett (Source: Dunklin Co. Sheriff)
Joanna Faucett (Source: Dunklin Co. Sheriff)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Campbell, Missouri, woman accused of strangling her one-month old baby to death has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.

Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Sokoloff says on Wednesday 26-year-old Joanna Faucett pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

After accepting her plea, Presiding Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp sentenced Faucett to 19 years in prison.

Investigators say in 2009 Faucett strangled her one-month-old daughter after the child would not stop crying.

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