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Ventura County Woman Gets 25 years, To Life Sentence For Drowning Her Daughter

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 6:30pm

A Ventura County woman who drowned her young daughter in a bathtub has been sentenced to 25 years, to life in prison.

Blair Stockdill pled guilty to first degree murder, by reason of insanity for the September, 2010 killing of her eight year old daughter Alaina in their Ventura apartment.

The 27 year old woman will serve her time in a mental hospital.

Prosecutors say Stockdill believed that her daughter, and her cats were trying to harm her.

They say the facts show the woman was legally insane when she killed her daughter. Stockdill has a history of mental illness.

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