Scottsdale mom accused of abusing her child gets probation

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Scottsdale mother accused of abusing her baby daughter has been sentenced to 12 years probation.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Connie Contes sentenced 18-year-old Latovia Jones Tuesday.

Jones and 21-year-old Zachary Wilson were arrested in April after Jones took the baby to a Scottsdale hospital's emergency room with a swollen head and doctors discovered old and new injuries.

Prosecutors say Wilson pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and child abuse for causing Lazayia Wilson Jones to suffer a skull fracture, broken wrist and broken ribs between Feb. 1 and April 10.

Latovia Jones pleaded guilty to failing to protect her daughter from abuse and failing to obtain prompt medical attention for her head injury.

Wilson faces sentencing next month.