Albuquerque woman sentenced for beating toddler

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman who admitted to beating and repeatedly throwing a toddler to the ground has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Ashley Montano was taking care of her boyfriend’s 2-year-old daughter back in 2014 when she says the child threw a temper tantrum and Montano responded by getting violent.

The little girl had to undergo emergency surgery for a brain bleed and was hospitalized for three months. Montano faced between five and 18 years in prison.

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