Redwood Baby Murder Sentence 10 Mar 14

A 20-year-old North Redwood woman who pleaded guilty to killing her 22-month-old son last year was sentenced to over 8 years in prison in Redwood County Court Friday. Sandra Ann Highbear was charged with 2nd-degree murder and 1st-degree manslaughter for the February 2013 death of her son Conroy. The medical examiner determined that the toddler’s death was caused by a ruptured stomach from a blunt force injury and noted that he had suffered several other contusions to his head and body as well. Highbear had been in custody since the time of her arrest, and was given credit for 394 days in jail after being sentenced to 103 months in prison. She pleaded guilty to the manslaughter charge, and the murder count was dismissed. She has also been ordered to pay over $4,500 in restitution.