ST. LOUIS – A woman already serving time in prison for severely abusing her daughter was back in St. Louis Circuit Court on Thursday to be sentenced for the toddler’s death.

Natasha S. Wysinger, 34, brought her daughter, Janiyah Bailey, to an Illinois hospital in November 2014. Wysinger later admitted to abusing Bailey.

In February 2016, Wysinger pleaded guilty to felony counts of child abuse and child endangerment and was sentenced to 15 years in state prison.

Bailey died in March 2021 from brain injuries suffered from Wysinger’s abuse. Bailey was 3.

Wysinger was initially charged with second-degree murder, but the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office agreed to reduce the charge to involuntary manslaughter in exchange for a guilty plea.

Wysinger appeared in court via video conferencing. The judge accepted her guilty plea and the prosecutors’ recommended sentence. The six-year term will run consecutively to Wysinger’s current sentence.