Mother Sentenced to 40 Years for Killing Infant Daughter

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By: Associated Press
October 20, 2015

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa Bay area woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the death of her 6-week-old daughter.

As part of a deal with Hernando County prosecutors, 27-year-old April Weber was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Weber was arrested in March 2014 after reporting that she had accidentally dropped her baby, Aubrie Weber, while she was bouncing the infant on her leg. She later admitted to lifting Aubrie by the legs and throwing the infant onto the bed. The infant bounced off the bed and onto the floor. Officials say Weber also threw the baby against a dresser.

The Tampa Tribune reports that the baby was airlifted to a Tampa hospital, where she eventually died.


By: Associated Press
March 25, 2014

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa Bay area woman faces charges after authorities say her 6-week-old daughter died from injuries sustained after repeatedly being thrown.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office charged 26-year-old April Weber with one count of murder and one count of aggravated child abuse. Weber called authorities Sunday and said she had "accidentally dropped" her baby while she was bouncing the infant on her leg.

Detectives said Weber admitted to lifting Aubrie by the legs, above her head and throwing the infant onto the bed. The infant bounced off the bed and onto the floor. Officials also said Weber threw the baby, who struck the dresser.

The Tampa Bay Times reports (http://bit.ly/1nUDNBO) that Weber was arrested Monday and was being held without bail. It's unclear whether she has retained an attorney.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.



 
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