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Grandmother Sentenced for Killing 2-Year-Old Granddaughter and Hiding Body in Cooler

A 45-year-old grandmother from Cincinnati has been sentenced to between 15 and 20.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of killing her 2-year-old granddaughter and concealing her body in a cooler. The shocking case has left the community devastated, as the woman's family members express disbelief at her actions.

In a tragic turn of events, LaTonya Austin admitted to causing the death of her granddaughter, Zaila Lee, through blunt-force trauma to the head. After the incident, Austin went further to hide the toddler's body in a cooler, resulting in additional injuries.

Hamilton County prosecutor, Joe Deters, expressed his shock and horror at the depravity displayed by Austin. He condemned her actions, stating that it was incomprehensible for someone to not only cause the death of a defenseless child but also to attempt to cover up the crime in such a disturbing manner.

Family members, including Austin's nephew, expressed shock and disbelief at her actions, describing her as someone who loved children and had never shown any signs of violence in the past. The tragedy has left the community mourning and praying for the victim's siblings, as well as the law enforcement officials who had to investigate the harrowing crime scene.

This heartbreaking case serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting and nurturing children, and the devastating consequences that can occur when they are not.

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This case will always get me. Imagine your own mother killing your baby …

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