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Woman Pleads Guilty In Death Of Her Daughter

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A 23-year-old Oklahoma City woman has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.

Victoria Phanhtharath (fan-THAR'-uth) pleaded guilty Monday to enabling murder and permitting child abuse in the October 2011 death of 3-year-old Alexis Hawkins. She was initially charged with first-degree murder.

As part of a plea agreement, she was reportedly sentenced to 35 years in prison and must testify against her boyfriend, 25-year-old Freddy Mendez, who is charged with first-degree murder in the case.

Mendez has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for trial in May.

Mendez allegedly slammed Alexis to the floor and punched and kicked the girl. A doctor who treated the child has said she died of a skull fracture.

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