MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) - A Delaware County woman was sentenced to 50 years on Tuesday in the neglect and death of her 5-year-old step-daughter.
Brittany McConniel was convicted by a jury on May 19 of neglect resulting in death. Five-year-old Lauren McConniel died at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in 2010, after neglect, physical abuse and possible sexual abuse.
McConniel was given credit for 329 days served in jail, but will serve the rest of the sentence in prison. The judge gave her the maximum sentence for her crime.
The child's father, Ryan McConniel, is also facing charges in his daughter's death.
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