Mother gets 17 years in jail for shaking, beating her baby to death
A Queens mother will spend 17 years behind bars for shaking and beating her toddler daughter to death.
Ashley Diaz, 31, of Arverne in the Rockaways, was sentenced in Queens Criminal Court on Wednesday.
Diaz initially told investigators her 2-year-old daughter, Kevasia Edwards, injured herself in a seizure-induced fall inside her home on Beach 56th Place on Feb. 3, 2014. An autopsy told a much different, violent story.
The toddler had two broken ribs, a bruised liver, scars, bruises all over her body and trauma to her head, officials said. She also had scarring on her right foot, which indicated there was a prior burn, according to the medical report.