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Solon teen gets 13 years for killing newborn

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (KWWL) - A Solon woman pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated manslaughter of a child in the killing of her newborn baby at a South Florida hotel.

Ashley Truitt, 19, was sentenced to 13 years in prison followed by five years of probation.

The sentence was the minimum requested by prosecutors; the maximum sentence they sought was 30 years in prison.

Prosecutors say she killed her daughter by throwing the infant down a hotel trash chute after giving birth in a bathroom in June 2007.

Truitt was vacationing in Florida with her family at the time.

Officials said the baby died from blunt-force trauma to the head after falling some 70 feet.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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