A woman in central Indiana was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to the death of her infant daughter, who had a broken bone and burns.
Sarah Ann Style, a forgotten judge from Delaware County, told the hearing that she hoped she would “be more willing” to provide care for her 3-month-old daughter.
Star Press reported that Style, 33, pleaded guilty to the negligence of one of the dependents, resulting in death in connection with the death of Anna Marie Styl’s tea.
The girl’s death came four days after she moved with Style to Muncie YWCA.
The autopsy report found that the infant had several broken bones, which were at various stages of recovery, as well as “burns and burn injuries throughout the body.
Delaware County Attorney Eric Hoffman and the judge who ruled Steele indicated that she had failed to seek medical attention to break her child’s bones and burns.
Public defender Louis Dini recommended a 20-year prison sentence, noting his client’s history of mental illness.
Under the terms of the appeal agreement, Steckel waived its right to appeal her conviction.