Mother sentenced for 20 years on child abuse conviction

ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The mother of a girl who died in 2006 has been sentenced to 20 years for aggravated child abuse.
Melissa White will serve that term at the same time she serves other sentences for burglary and drug possession. Her daughter, Savannah White, was beaten to death in a Rainbow City apartment.

Melissa White's boyfriend, Timothy Boyle, plead guilty in the case, last year. He is serving time on death row.

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