PHOENIX — A Mesa woman has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2004 death of her baby daughter. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Shawnte Shuree Jones will have to serve 35 years of her sentence before she can apply for parole. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Friday also sentenced Jones to a consecutive 17-year prison term for child abuse.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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