On Thursday, Richmond Circuit Court Judge Margaret P. Spencer sentenced Gabriela Gonzales, 25, to 20 years in prison for the beating death of 2-year-old Keiry Nicole Dominguez Martinez.
In November, Gonzales pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and felony child abuse resulting in serious injury.
Gonzales was babysitting the toddler while her mother was away, reportedly looking for work.
Apparently, the little girl had a bad rash and was crying for her mom.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported:
The babysitter, Gabriela Gonzales, apparently could not stand it anymore. Richmond prosecutor Edward Nickel said that Gonzales shook the girl so hard that her “neck had to be snapping back and forth” and also smashed the girl’s head several times onto a bathtub or toilet.