Sentence in Toddler's Death

Bartlesville, OK – Okla. woman sentenced for death of baby in washer

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) A 27-year-old Bartlesville woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the death of her 10-day-old daughter whose body was found in a washing machine.

Lyndsey Dawn Fiddler was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County District Court after pleading guilty in August to second-degree manslaughter and child neglect in the death last November of Maggie May Trammel.

Fiddler has maintained that she doesn't know how the baby got into the washing machine and doesn't believe she put the girl there.

The infant's body was found by an aunt who told police she investigated after hearing the washing machine making noises.

An autopsy determined the infant drowned.

Fiddler will be required to serve 85 percent of her sentence 12 years and nine months before being eligible for parole.

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