Mother Sentenced to 15 years for Infant’s Death


MONTICELLO, Ark. – A jury finds a Drew County mother guilty in the 2017 murder of her infant child following deliberations Tuesday. 

Kannika Jenkins, 27, was found guilty of first degree murder for the death of her 19-month-old child. 

According to Monticello Live, the jury went in for deliberation around 4:45 p.m. and returned a little over an hour later with a guilty verdict. After testimony from family, and comments from the prosecution, the jury went back to decide her sentence.

Forty-five minutes later the jury sentenced Jenkins with 15 years in prison. 

Jenkins was taken into custody by the sheriff’s office to begin serving her sentence.

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