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Bedford mother sentenced to 52 years in prison for suffocating baby

Shana Witt indicted on first degree murder charge (Image 1) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS 10) - A woman accused of killing her baby by suffocating him was sentenced in Bedford County Circuit Court Friday.

Shana Witt was sentenced to 52 years in prison for suffocating her two-year-old son with a stuffed animal. She pleaded no contest to the first degree murder charge.

Witt was accused of killing her son in February, 2014. Michael Smith, the father, admitted he saw Witt manufacturing methamphetamine in the home and then cleaned it up before contacting police.

Witt was indicted on the first degree murder charge by a grand jury in March.