Woman sentenced to 9½ to 19 years in toddler's death

Woman sentenced to 9½ to 19 years in toddler's death

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 9½ to 19 years in the malnutrition and dehydration death of her toddler daughter three years ago.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports that 29-year-old Andrea Dusha was sentenced Monday in accordance with an earlier no contest plea to third-degree murder.

Dusha and 34-year-old Michael Wright Jr. were charged in the February 2016 death of their daughter, Lydia. Authorities said the 23-month-old child weighed just 10 pounds when she died. Wright was convicted of third-degree murder and is to be sentenced later this month.

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Defense attorney Wendy Williams said there hasn't been a day in which her client and her family haven't expressed regret. Dusha, who was credited for time served since her arrest, said she hoped to "move forward from this."


Information from: Herald-Standard, http://www.heraldstandard.com/