Mother sentenced to 20 years in SC toddler death
BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A 27-year-old Bennettsville mother has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter.
Atelia Hunt was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty Friday to homicide by child abuse and unlawful conduct toward a child.
Hunt's daughter died in October 2011. Authorities say Edna Trinity Mozzel Hunt had been severely abused for months before her death and had a severe urinary tract infection and blood clots in her brain.
Atelia Hunt's boyfriend is slated to go on trial later this year for homicide by child abuse and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Authorities say the girl's abuse began shortly after her mother moved in with Mike Huckabee Jr.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.