HUNTSVILLE — A central Missouri woman accused of killing her infant son and throwing his body into a pond was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge.
Twenty-six-year-old Cassidy King of Moberly was sentenced Tuesday to four years for manslaughter in the 2011 death of her son. Prosecutors say he was born at King's home a few weeks before his body was found in a duffel bag floating in a pond in Higbee.
King had been charged with second-degree murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter before being sentenced.
King is currently serving a seven-year sentence on drug charges in Shelby County.