SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- (WSOC/AP) -- Kimberly Martines, 25, of Fingerville was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for homicide by child abuse, the Spartanburg County Prosecutor's Office said.
Seventeen-month-old Peyton Martines was found severely dehydrated in July 2016. She was running a fever and had high salt levels in her blood. She died three days later at a Spartanburg hospital.
Martines initially said the girl and her twin sister got into a bag of salt she had left out. Martines later said she gave the girl salt in an attempt to get her estranged husband to come home.