LOS ANGELES — A Southern California woman who killed a 3-week-old girl during a bizarre child-stealing scheme has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Giseleangelique (Jih-SEL-an-juh-LEEK) D’Milian was sentenced Friday after pleading no contest to first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Authorities say the Thousand Oaks woman and a friend stole baby Eliza De La Cruz from her Long Beach home three years ago. The boy’s parents and uncle were shot and wounded.
The child apparently suffocated and her body was left in a trash bin.
Authorities say a later child-stealing attempt in El Segundo failed, although the mother was beaten with a baseball bat.
Prosecutors say D’Milian wanted the babies after falsely telling her married boyfriend she’d had twins.
The accomplice, Anthony McCall, has pleaded not guilty to murder.