Mother gets 8 years in prison for killing baby

By News4Jax.com Staff, webteam@wjxt.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 03:21:04 PM EDT

Stephanie Scoonover appears at sentencing hearing.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the the death of her nearly 3-month-old son last year was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison, plus 20 years of probation.

Prosecutors had recommended 45 years in prison for 24-year-old Stephanie Schoonover for killing her son, Logan, last September.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Schoonover shook Logan and hit his head on a crib at their Oceanway home, and he died two days later from blunt-force trauma.

Schoonover was sentenced after seven hearings.