BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A Dewey woman was sentenced Wednesday in connection with the death of her 15-month-old step-grandchild.
Juanchellee Fitch received a suspended sentence for her role in Emma Beth Warmbrodt's death.
Last week, Fitch's son, Marcus Mitchell, was found guilty of first-degree murder, child neglect and various drug charges. Prosecutors say Mitchell beat his Warmbrodt, his stepdaughter, in February 2012. According to testimony from investigators, the toddler suffered severe injuries and was covered with bruises, and they described the home the child lived in as "filthy."
Fitch was given a 15-year suspended sentenced for child neglect and a year in county jail for being an accessory after the fact. An addition charge of enabling child neglect was dismissed without cause.
Washington County Jail officials confirmed with 2NEWS Wednesday that Fitch was released after her sentencing. She received credit for time served -- 337 days in jail, according to the court clerk's office -- and was released early for good behavior.
Warmbrodt's mother, Ashley Williamson Mitchell, is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to child neglect.
Marcus Mitchell's sentencing is scheduled for March 27. The jury recommended life in prison for the first-degree murder conviction and nearly 40 years for the child neglect and drug charges.
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