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Vermillion, SD woman sentenced for drowning her 14-month-old son

Maria Milda
Maria Milda(Clay County Jail)
Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 5:19 PM CST
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CLAY COUNTY, S.D. (KTIV) - A Vermillion, South Dakota woman that pleaded guilty to the drowning death of her 14-month-old son has been sentenced.

On Friday, Maria Milda was sentenced to 100 years in prison with 55 years suspended.

Milda was originally charged with first-degree murder but entered a plea of guilty but mentally ill to first-degree manslaughter.

In November 2020, officials say she drowned her son in a bathtub at their Vermillion home.

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