A 35-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina woman is not going to spend a day in jail - despite the fact that she ADMITTED to killing both her babies.
Katherine Anne Jennings, the mother of two babies who died under questionable circumstances in 2012 and 2013, has been sentenced to five years of probation. She plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the second baby’s death. Prosecutors did not charge her in the death of Katherine's first baby.
On Dec. 13, 2013, 8-month-old Luke Stephen Phillips was sleeping with his mother on the couch. He was later found DEAD - the cause of death is suffocation.
The same thing happened to his brother James Robert Phillips, who was 4 months old when he died in June 2012. A medical examiner found that he had suffocated while sleeping with his mom.
In each case, Jennings told investigators she had been sleeping with her infant sons just before they died. Katherine also had a history of alcohol abuse, and investigators believe that she was passed out drunk when she slept with both children, and that may also have played a role in the babies’ deaths.
Get this. Katherine was sentenced yesterday and received a suspended sentence of 10 to 21 months – meaning that she can avoid active prison time as long as she complies with the terms of her five year probation.