WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - November 21, 2008 Judge M. Jane Brady sentenced 34-year-old Christie Padovani on
Friday to 15 years in prison followed by six months home
confinement or work release. Padovani pleaded guilty but mentally
ill in August to second-degree murder by abuse or neglect.
Prosecutors say Padovani drowned her infant daughter in the
bathtub of her home on Sept. 29, 2007, and then immediately called
911 and confessed to the drowning.
During her prison term, Padovani will have to complete mental
health treatment and take all prescribed medications and continue
her treatment and comply with random drug testing after her
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