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California woman sentenced in toddler's chili powder death

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California woman who killed a 2-year-old girl by giving her chili powder has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison.

The Victor Valley Daily Press ( http://bit.ly/18lw6ij ) says Amanda Sorensen of Apple Valley was sentenced Monday in a Victorville courtroom. The 24-year-old was convicted of second-degree murder last fall.

Two years ago, Sorensen tried to discipline her boyfriend's daughter by giving her chili powder and cupping her hand over the child's mouth to prevent her from spitting it out.

The child had a seizure and died at a hospital.

Sorensen's attorney, David Sanders, says Sorensen had no idea that the chili would prove deadly.

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Information from: Daily Press, http://www.vvdailypress.com

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