31 years in prison for woman responsible for 11-month old's death

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Sydney White was sentenced Monday to 31 years in jail for child abuse resulting in death and tampering with physical evidence.

White was initially charged with first degree murder and child abuse resulting in death in the case of 11-month old Angel Place, but accepted a plea deal in August.

Place was in White's care at the time of her death, and a police affidavit says White admitted to dropping the baby on her head, and later shaking her while holding her by the neck.

The District Attorney's office says White could have faced up to 51 years in prison.