Woman Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Throwing Granddaughter to Her Death

January 6, 2012 Updated Jan 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM EDT

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Woman Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Throwing Granddaughter to Her Death

January 6, 2012 Updated Jan 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM EDT

According to The Washington Post, a 51-year-old Virginia woman was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Friday for throwing her 2-year-old granddaughter to her death from a 40-foot tall mall walkway in 2010.

The woman, who received the maximum sentence allowable according to the Post story, was convicted of first-degree murder by a jury in October. 

Read The Washington Post story HERE.