Friday, July 25, 2008

Woman Who Tried to Drown Baby Son Sentenced

A San Diego woman who tried to drown her seven-month-old son back in 2006 was sentenced today to seven years in state prison. The woman had also attempted to fatally stab the father of the infant.

Maria Danielle Preshaw, 21, who pleaded guilty last month to attempted murder, was determined to be mentally incompetent to stand trial last year and was sent to Patton State Hospital.

Back in January of this year, Preshaw was determined to be competent and was returned to San Diego to face a pair of counts of attempted murder and one count of felony child abuse.

The second attempted murder charge and the child abuse count were removed as a result of the defendant's change of plea.

The toddler suffered no long-term injuries from the attempted drowning.

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