BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. – A judge in Buchanan County sentenced a mother to five years in prison for the death of her 4 month old daughter.

Prosecutors say Michelle Trinidad Deming, 36, will only spend about four months in prison because the judge gave her credit for time served awaiting trial. Deming was charged after her 12 year old son found the infant dead in June of 2017. Deming told police she put the baby to bed and decided to take a walk. A toxicology report found methamphetamine in Demings bloodstream shortly after the death.

Deming pleaded guilty in March of this year to first degree endangering the welfare of a child.