Mom of toddler allegedly beaten to death by stepdad sentenced to probation

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Ambreatte Smith (Daniels) (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court) Ambreatte Smith (Daniels) (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court)
Ambreatte Smith (Daniels) (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court) Ambreatte Smith (Daniels) (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court)
Corey Daniels (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court) Corey Daniels (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court)
Corey Daniels (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court) Corey Daniels (Source: Maricopa County Superior Court)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The mother of a 3-year-old Ahwatukee girl who allegedly was fatally beaten by her stepfather in 2011 has been sentenced to two years of probation for child abuse.

Investigators say Ambreatte Smith (Daniels) knew her husband was physically abusing her toddler daughter.

She was arrested in November 2011 after police said they found pictures of the girl's injuries on her cell phone.

[RELATED: Police arrest mom of girl beaten to death]

[RELATED: Mom of girl allegedly beaten to death by stepdad pleads guilty to child abuse]

The dates of the pictures ranged from Sept. 3 to Oct. 13, 2011.

Last month, Corey Daniels pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and child abuse. He's scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 17. 

Authorities say Daniels was taking care of the child while his wife was at work on Oct. 27, 2011, and he allegedly beat the girl for not eating her dinner and talking back to him.

[RELATED: PD: Phoenix man admits beating step-daughter]

The girl died of her injuries the following day.

Authorities say an autopsy showed the child had multiple blunt-force trauma injuries and brain swelling.

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