Sulphur woman sentenced to 12 years for manslaughter

Published: Aug. 31, 2018 at 5:04 PM CDT
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Cherie Mason pleaded guilty in court Friday to manslaughter.

She was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections.

Court records state Mason delivered a stillborn baby over a year ago that died from methamphetamine toxicity.

She was 36 weeks along.

Mason - who has prior drug convictions - was also sentenced by the court to attend a drug abuse program while she serves time.

Mason was initially charged with murder in December but Assistant District Attorney Scot Sampson says the evidence in the case was never fit for a murder charge but rather first degree manslaughter.

Court records show that Mason will also be supervised by the Murray County Sheriff's Office for nine months once she's released from the correctional facility.