Mother sentenced for smothering her child

By Richard Flesch | rflesch@wcia.com

Published 12/20 2013 03:48PM

Updated 12/20 2013 04:06PM

SPRINGFIELD - A woman will spend the next thirty years behind bars for killing her daughter. Samaria Williams pled guilty to first degree murder charges. 

She smothered the one year old girl to death in July 2012. 

The judge ruled Williams was mentally ill at the time of the murder.  Prosecutors could petition for a longer sentence if she is deemed a threat to society after serving her time.  

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