Woman gets 5-15 years in prison for newborn's death

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RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A Rawlins woman who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her newborn son has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.

22-Year-old Meagan Lubbers was sentenced Monday after previously acknowledging that she used methamphetamine and neglected her son, who died in July at five days old.

The infant had been in the care of Lubbers and suffered breathing problems as a result of her drug use during her pregnancy. The newborn's father told police he found the baby face down on the ground and drove the child to the gas station to get help.

Lubbers, who has four other children under the age of six, apologized in court and said she had failed her baby.