LAKELAND, Florida (AP) - A Lakeland woman has been sentenced to life in prison for starving her 5-month-old daughter to death.
A Polk County judge sentenced 27-year-old Tivasha Logan on Thursday. She was convicted last month of first-degree murder and aggravated manslaughter of a child.
The Ledger of Lakeland reports Logan and the baby's father, 29-year-old Chauncey Gardner, had watered down the baby's formula, and she wasn't getting sufficient nutrition to survive. Gardner is awaiting trial for first-degree murder and other charges. He remains in jail.
Officials say Chauntasia should have weighed about 14 pounds, but was just 6 pounds when she died. She was found dead Nov. 1, 2009.
Logan's attorney has said his client never intended to harm the child.