(NBCMIAMI) — An Alabama woman who blamed the death of her infant son on her toddler daughter has been sentenced in Pennsylvania to 15 to 30 years in prison.
Wendi Stanford, of Florence, wept and trembled in court on Tuesday as she again professed her innocence in the November 2003 death of 2-month-old Christopher Harbin in Allentown, where she used to live. She called herself "a mother who has suffered, not a violent monster."
But a judge imposed the maximum term, saying he was disturbed that the 32-year-old blamed another child.
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Allentown police said Stanford's daughter, now a teenager, started crying when she found out how her brother really died.