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Michigan mother sentenced 30 to 60 years in prison for murder, torture of 4-year-old daughter

Posted: 6:17 AM, Dec 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-05 22:47:37Z
Mom sentenced up to 60 yrs for daughter's murder
Mom sentenced up to 60 yrs for daughter's murder

A Sumpter Township woman was sentenced Wednesday for the murder and torture of her 4-year-old daughter.

Candice Diaz and her boyfriend Brad Fields were charged with felony murder, second-degree murder, torture and first-degree child abuse in connection with the death of 4-year-old Gabby Barrett.

Barrett was found unresponsive and covered in burns inside her home in Sumpter Township on New Year's Day 2018.

A coroner ruled her death a homicide with evidence of multiple traumatic injuries.

Diaz will spend 30 to 60 years in prison. Fields was previously sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.