Sentencing In For Rockford Mom Who Pled Guilty In The Death of Her Own Baby

By Phillip Reed | preed@wtvo.com

Published 10/04 2013 05:32PM

Updated 11/19 2013 03:47PM

UPDATE (11/19/13): Tina LaMonica was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Rockford-
The sentencing for a Stateline mother who pled guilty to murdering her 7 day old baby will have to wait a little long.

Prosecutors say Tina Lamonica’s baby died for Lamonica’s cocaine use during her pregnancy. She was even admitted to a hospital, but left and used the drug again before giving birth.

Doctor John Denton said both Lamonica and her baby tested positive for cocaine. Another witness also took the stand saying Lamonica used cocaine for a long time.

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