Woman sentenced in murder of daughter

Woman sentenced in murder of daughter

MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR (KAIT) - A Stone County woman was recently sentenced to 19 years in prison after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her four-year-old daughter in 2016.

According to a sentencing order in the case, Victoria Ann Dycus was sentenced May 11 to the prison term in connection with the death of Skylar Shellstrum.

Authorities investigated the child's death after Stone County 911 received a call that Shellstrum, who was Dycus' daughter, was not breathing. The child was taken to a local hospital where she later died, officials said.

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