Wichita woman given 6 years in prison for daughter’s death

A Wichita woman was sentenced to six years in prison in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.

Monica Krueger was sentenced Thursday for second-degree reckless murder and obstruction of prosecution in the June 2014 death of her daughter, Emma, in Wichita. Prosecutors said Krueger knew her boyfriend, Evan Schuessler, was abusing the girl but continued to leave the child in his care and did not report the abuse.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1lcFr2z) Krueger’s attorney argued Schuessler controlled Krueger and she didn’t see signs of the abuse until it was too late. The attorney asked for probation or no more than five years in prison. Prosecutors sought 10 years in prison.

Schuessler was sentenced last month to more than 16 years in prison for second-degree intentional murder and child abuse.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com.