Woman sentenced in death of infant

NORWICH – Geneia Rood, 38, appeared in Chenango County Court at 11 a.m. Friday and pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the second degree, a class C felony, and was given an indeterminate sentence of three and half to ten and half years in state prison.

Rood admitted to having given a infant alcohol, which resulted in the infant’s death. Rood was babysitting the child at the time.

“I gave the baby alcohol. She was crying and wouldn’t stop. I was intoxicated. I put it in her formula in her bottle,” said Rood after entering her guilty plea.

Chenango County Court Judge Frank B. Revoir asked First Assistant District Attorney Stephen M. Dunshee if he was satisfied with Rood’s statement to which Dunshee said, “No. I want to know what kind of alcohol.”

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