A prostitute who admitted to beating her 4-year-old daughter to death in a Delaware motel room has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports a judge sentenced 28-year-old Tanasia Milligan on Friday for second-degree murder in the death of Autumn Milligan.
Police found Autumn Milligan unresponsive in a New Castle motel room shared by her mother and Willie Reeder in August 2014. The girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Reeder was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison last year after pleading guilty to felony child endangerment.
Tanasia Milligan pleaded guilty last October.
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State child protection officials had previously conducted four investigations involving Tanasia Milligan but determined that repeated complaints of abuse and neglect of her daughter and young son were unsubstantiated.