Mother gets 39 years in daughter's death

December 10, 2009 (CHICAGO) The judge called Mila Petrov a "torturer" when he handed down her punishment.

When police were called to Petrov's apartment in March 2007, they found Melanie Beltran unconscious. She died a day later.

Authorities say the girl had been scalded, burned with cigarettes and beaten.

Carlos Beltran, Mila Petrov's common-law husband, is currently serving 20 years in prison for his daughter's death.

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