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Virginia mother sentenced in 13-month-old daughter’s death

November 20, 2019

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been sentenced to six months in jail in connection with the death of her 13-month-old daughter in 2017.

The Roanoke Times reports 30-year-old Tabitha Danielle Amos was ordered by a Franklin County judge to serve six months for drug possession and for child cruelty in the death of her daughter, Gabriella Moore.

Authorities say Amos found Gabriella lying unresponsive in a toilet at the home of a friend they were visiting in September 2017, and a medical examiner says the child drowned. Franklin County assistant prosecutor Sandra Workman said a drug screen later showed Amos tested positive for “a phenomenally high level of methamphetamine.”

Although Amos didn’t testify, she read a written statement, apologizing to Moore and to both of their families.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com