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Mentally Ill Mother Sentenced

A mentally ill mother who drowned her own daughter was sentenced to a mental hospital today.Blair Stockdill drowned her 8-year-old daughter Alaina in the bathtub of their Ventura apartment in 2010.Last year she changed her plea to guilty by reason of insanity.Under a plea agreement a judge sentenced her to 25 years to life in a mental facility.She’ll begin serving her time at Patton State Hospital in Patton, California.The 27-year-old was in touch with social workers before the tragedy.This week Ventura County Supervisors approved funding to hire more social workers to reduce their caseloads. Share your comments about this story with us on the KEY News Facebook page. Connect with KEY News on Twitter

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