Wis. Mom Gets 2 Years in Daughter's Abuse Death

Created: 01/26/2013 2:31 PM KSTP.com By: Kaitlin Stevens

A Racine woman convicted of failing to act while her boyfriend inflicted fatal injuries on her daughter has been sentenced to two years in prison.
    
A Journal Times of Racine report says 24-year-old Cheyenna White broke down in tears during her hearing Friday. She says the loss of her child was more punishment than anything a person could mete out.
    
White was the mother of 2-year-old Donnasia Jackson. Prosecutors say Donnasia died in October 2011 after White's boyfriend slammed her to the ground at least a dozen times.
    
The boyfriend, Andre Knighton, pleaded no contest to first-degree reckless homicide. He was previously sentenced to 30 years in prison.
    
Prosecutors say White waited eight hours to seek medical treatment. An autopsy says the girl's injuries included a severe skull fracture.

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