HONESDALE — A northeastern Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to seven to 14 years behind bars for her role in the murder of her newborn daughter.
Twenty-nine-year-old Jennifer Barrise pleaded guilty in September to third-degree murder in the May 2011 death of her daughter, Jacqueline. Barrise was sentenced Thursday in Wayne County Court.
The baby's father dropped a cinder block on her just hours after her birth. Twenty-one-year-old Christopher Fitzpatrick told investigators they couldn't afford to keep the child. Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life without parole.
Authorities say Barrise knew of Fitzpatrick's plan to kill their daughter.