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Florida woman gets life sentence for killing newborn daughter

Posted: 5:38 AM, May 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-03 10:03:13Z

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her newborn baby.

The Northwest Florida Daily News  reports that an Okaloosa County judge sentenced Tonisha Lache Crowell on Wednesday after jurors found her guilty of first-degree murder.

Authorities say Crowell's baby daughter was found dead inside a plastic trash bag in February 2014. The bag had been in a ditch outside a home Crowell shared with five others.

Prosecutors say Crowell purposely hid the pregnancy because she was planning to dispose of her chi