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Lawton Mother Pleads Guilty In Toddler's Death

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - A Lawton woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her 20-month-old son.

Ashley Wright, 24, entered the plea Monday, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. She had been charged with first-degree murder in the January 2011 death of her son, Timothy Long.

Authorities said Wright initially told police that her 2-year-old daughter hit the child in the head with a hammer.

Wright's attorney stated she said killing her son was not intentional. In a statement to the court, Wright said she dropped Timothy onto a tile floor and struck him several times.

Prosecutors said they're satisfied with the plea bargain, noting that Wright will likely be in her 50s before she's released.

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