Mom sentenced in death of baby girl

bankheadMORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The maximum sentence has been handed down for a mother in Monongalia County whose baby drowned while in her care.

Tiffany Bankhead has been sentenced to one to five years in prison for child neglect creating substantial risk of injury. She pleaded to a lesser charge after intially being charged with child neglect resulting in death. Bankhead’s live-in boyfriend was also scheduled to be sentenced on Monday but had his case continued until Tuesday.

Gia, 1, drowned in summer 2013 while police say Bankhead and Kovach were under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.