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Mother sent to prison for death of child

Emily Mack admitted to a charge of involuntary manslaughter last month.

HONESDALE, Pa. — A mother is headed to prison for the death of her infant child in Wayne County.

A judge gave Emily Mack a sentence of 16 months to seven years in jail on Thursday morning.

Mack pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter last month.

Police say Mack and her boyfriend Wayne Tompkins had taken illegal drugs the night their 3-month-old child died.

It happened in September of 2019 at a home on Trout Lake near Gouldsboro.

The baby girl had drugs in her system as well as broken bones, bruises, and brain injuries.

Wayne Tompkins still faces sentencing in that case.

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