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Mother who smothered 2 babies in her sleep gets probation

Staff Report • Oct 16, 2009 at 12:00 AM

A mother who smothered two babies in her sleep in two separate incidents and lost a third to authorities avoided a jail term Thursday.

Sara McCurry, who also has been identified as Sara Mynatt, pleaded guilty Thursday in Knox County Criminal Court to reckless homicide in the October 2007 death of her 4-month-old son Jaden Jerman.

Assistant Public Defender Bob Edwards convinced Assistant District Attorney General Steve Sword that 27-year-old McCurry had suffered enough punishment for putting Jaden in her bed knowing that, just 20 months before, she had rolled over on her 11-day-old daughter and smothered her. As part of a plea deal, Judge Richard Baumgartner sentenced McCurry to two years of probation.

Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's Web site.

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