Sentencing Underway for Idaho Mother Who Killed Child
MURPHY, Idaho (KTVB)- A Homedale mother who killed her two-year-old daughter and then burned her body to cover up the crime is still waiting to learn how much time she will spend in prison.
Earlier this year, prosecutors reached a plea deal with Veronica Herrera. She pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and five other felony charges in connection to the death of her daughter. The sentencing hearing for Veronica Herrera got underway Thursday morning and lasted all day. It was filled with emotional testimony.
Prosecutors say Herrera abused and tortured her two-year-old daughter Nakita before killing her. She then burned the girl’s body for several days to cover up the crime.