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Idaho woman sentenced in canal baby "baptism"

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 14:29:07-04

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A Nampa woman who tried to "baptize" her baby in an irrigation canal and to give her 4-year-old daughter away has been sentenced to two to 10 years in prison.

The Idaho Statesman reports that 23-year-old Regina Dilworth on Thursday was sentenced for felony injury to a child. She entered a guilty plea earlier this year.

Dilworth was arrested in August after a passerby reported seeing her holding the infant down in the water. A second child was standing on the bank crying. She told police voices were telling her to "baptize" her child.

The witness jumped into the water and rescued the baby.