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Woman charged in death of toddler gets probation

August 6, 2012

A woman who pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent and child endangerment without injury will be on probation for five years.

Kristen Hernandez, 24, pleaded guilty to the two charges, an aggravated misdemeanor and Class C felony, in June. She was sentenced Monday afternoon.

Hernandez left her two children unattended for several hours in November 2011, resulting in the death of her 18-month-old daughter, Destiny.

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Kristen Hernandez

The court dropped two other charges, another count of each for leaving her then 3-year-old son unattended.



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