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Warren woman convicted of killing her baby daughter sentenced 15 to life

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WARREN, Ohio - A Warren woman convicted of killing her baby daughter has been sentenced.

Joy Hodge, 30, was sentenced 15 years to life after being found guilty on all counts of murder, felonious assault and child endangerment in the death of her 16-month-old daughter A'nana Brantley.

The girl was found dead in her crib in her Warren home on September 6, 2011.

According to the coroner's report, Brantley died from blunt, traumatic injuries.

The jury also agreed on the specification that was attached to the child endangering charge.

It took little more than an hour for the court to make a decision during Hodge's trial. Prosecutor Diane Barber said it was the overwhelming evidence that brought the guilty verdict.

During the trial, jurors viewed dozens of pictures from the autopsy report and crime scene as well as a video from the crime scene.

"It was a difficult investigation and it took the whole detective division to follow through on this. There were so many people to talk to and we were mislead so many times that there so many avenues to check," said Warren Police Detective Wayne Mackey.

Hodge will be eliglble for parole after 15 years.

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