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NC court upholds mother's conviction in daughter's death

The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the misdemeanor conviction of a mother found guilty in connection with her daughter's drowning death.

The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the misdemeanor conviction of a mother found guilty in connection with her daughter's drowning death.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports the court upheld the conviction of Amanda Gayle Reed, whose 19-month-old daughter drowned in a pool in May 2013.

Reed was in the bathroom at the time and had left the child in the care of a 9-year-old. She was convicted of two misdemeanors and sentenced to 75 days behind bars.

The state Appeals Court overturned her conviction in a divided vote. On Friday, the state Supreme Court reinstated the guilty verdict.

The newspaper reports Reed was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2012 because a child in her care had wandered into a ditch and drowned.

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