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Woman sentenced in baby death

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A woman has been sentenced with a Suspended Execution of Sentence (SIS) with 5 years Supervised Probation for the death of a 3-month-old child.

Martha Farris of Pilot Knob entered an Alford Plea to a 1st Degree Involuntary Manslaughter charge in the death of Sam Pratt.

A SIS along with 5 years probation means if the probation is completed successfully, she will not have a criminal record.

Attorney General Chirs Koster's office prosecuted the case in Iron County.

Koster's office says Martha Farris told investigators she swung the baby, "plunked" him down hard on a couch and elbowed him in the head.

This case prompted legislation limiting the ability of Missouri child care centers to Continue operating while charges are pending.

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