ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Monique Romero was sentenced to five years behind bars Wednesday. Romero is the Albuquerque woman whose daughter drowned after being left in the bathtub.

In 2018, Romero and David Zuber confessed to police they left their one-year-old daughter Anastazia and her two-year-old sister in the tub. When they returned, the girl was face down and blue. They claimed they could not find their cell phone to call 9-1-1, so Zuber says he buried her in the backyard.

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Last year, Romero pleaded guilty to child abandonment resulting in death. As part of the plea deal, the judge sentenced Romero to five years in prison. She was facing anywhere from probation to 15 years in prison.