Woman sentenced to life for killing infant

(AP) — A Florida Panhandle woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her week-old baby.

Circuit Judge David Rimmer on Tuesday also ordered 35-year-old Michelle Vasquez to spend another 35 years in prison for convictions on aggravated child abuse and violation of probation for grand theft auto.

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies found Vasquez with her dead infant on April 16, 2010. Deputies say the woman took Madison Flores into the woods behind her mother’s house and smothered her.

Vasquez was found guilty following a two-day trial in September.