Woman Sentenced for Death of Newborn Baby

September 27, 2013 Updated May 20, 2010 at 6:35 PM EDT

By WKBW Internet

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September 27, 2013 Updated May 20, 2010 at 6:35 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- 26-year-old Danielle Payne was sentenced in State Supreme Court Thursday morning on manslaughter charges for the death of her newborn baby.

Payne received 5 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to placing her newborn baby in a plastic bag, and then placing in the trunk of a car.

Payne had given birth in her apartment in April of last year, and was rushed to Mercy Hospital later that day for severe bleeding. Hospital officials suspected Payne had given birth, and notified police.

Police discovered the body of the infant in a car located in the driveway of a vacant house next to where Payne lived.