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Grandmother re-sentenced in death of granddaughter

VIDEO: Hoffman sentenced for falling...

A Schuylkill County grandmother was re-sentenced today in the death of her granddaughter.

Pietrina Hoffman could serve nearly 12 years behind bars, which is much lower than her previous maximum sentence of 32 years.

On Wednesday a judge dismissed third degree murder and aggravated assault charges. 

Prosecutors say Hoffman was babysitting 14-month-old Navaeh Doyle in January 2016 when she fell off a couch and onto the baby.

They said Hoffman had taken several medications.


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