Mom accused of trying to suffocate baby to face prison time


ORLANDO, Fla. – The mother accused of trying to suffocate her infant daughter in the hospital will have to serve between six months and 10 years in prison, a judge said on Tuesday.

Brenna Winter, 19, pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse after she was arrested in June.

Investigators say while the three-month-old girl was at Nemours Children's Hospital, Winter tried to suffocate her. Alarms went off and nurses were able to revive her.

The judge said Winter's exact sentence is up to the Department of Corrections. He recommended Winter spend three years in prison, but her time could vary, according to the statute he sentenced her under.

Once Winter is released, she will have 20 years probation and included no unsupervised contact with any child.

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