Bakersfield mom sentenced to ten years for toddler's death

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Taft mother who pled no contest to allowing her boyfriend to beat her toddler to death was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Kern County Sheriff's Department deputies said Eric Foster, Angela Hanna's boyfriend, caused the injuries that led to 3-year-old Trinity Monique Hanna's death.

Deputies said Hanna took her daughter, Trinity, to San Joaquin Community Hospital in September 2012.

Investigators said the girl had significant trauma over most of her body and head. Doctors declared Trinity dead in the emergency room.

Neighbors and friends said the little girl had just been released from the hospital after being treated for a scalding burn. One friend told us the girl had to have skin grafts.

People who live next door to the family said the scalding incident was an accident and they don’'t believe Hanna could hurt her little girl.

According to court records, Foster admitted to Kern County sheriff's deputies that he had intentionally burned Trinity's back with hot water.

The records also showed the Foster admitted to slamming Trinity down on a bike so hard it injured her vagina.

The report states Foster also admitted to intentionally causing Trinity to fall and hit her head on a coffee table.

Foster told deputies that the abuse happened on three separate occasions over a one-month period, according to court records.

Hanna received 10 years for pleading guilty to four felony counts of willful cruelty to a child.

In exchanged, a count of second-degree murder was dropped.

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