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Waco Teen Mom Gets 10 Years Added To Prison Term

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WACO (AP) — A teen mom has been sentenced to more prison time for repeatedly trying to smother her infant son.

Shantaniqua Nykole Scott pleaded guilty Monday in Waco to two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors say her hand was a deadly weapon because she placed it over her baby’s nose and mouth.

He survived and Scott, now 19, later gave up custody. In the plea deal, prosecutors dropped two counts of endangering a child.

Scott was sentenced to 10 years in prison. That’s in addition to a 25-year sentence for Scott’s injury to a child conviction earlier this year in Fort Worth.

After trying to smother her baby in Waco, she did it again at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth — but was caught on hospital surveillance video.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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