Mom sentenced in daughter's death

August 11, 2009 6:46:19 AM PDT
A suburban mother was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Monday for the 2007 beating death of her daughter. Evelyn Beltran died of severe head trauma in July of 2007. A jury convicted the child's mother, Christina Beltran. Beltran slammed the child against the floor after a potty training accident in their Woodridge apartment.

An autopsy showed the child was being subjected to a six-week pattern of physical abuse.