Teen Mom in Texas Gets 25 Years for Trying to Smother Her Baby

Shantaniqua Nykole Scott, 18, of Waco, Texas, was sentenced to 25 years in prison today for trying to smother her baby -- a crime shown in a graphic video played in court. Scott held a blanket over the face of her son, Rhaidyn, last July 16 for 21 seconds and later put her hand over his nose and mouth for 1 minute and 14 seconds, according to evidence presented in the trial at Tarrant County court. The baby survived and is now 14 months old and in foster care. The jurors took 28 minutes...Full Story
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