Thursday, September 10, 2015

Pleasant Hill woman sentenced after baby found encased in concrete

Krystal Scroggs
PLEASANT HILL, Mo. — The mother of a newborn found encased in concrete at a suburban Kansas City home was sentenced on Tuesday in the death on her baby.

In April, a jury convicted Krystal Scroggs, 30, of second-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child and abandonment of a corpse.

On Tuesday Scroggs’ was sentenced to life in prison for the second degree felony murder charge, seven years for child endangerment and four years on an abandonment of a corpse charge.

Police found the baby’s body in a concrete-filled bucket in a Pleasant Hill, Missouri, garage in 2013 while searching for drug paraphernalia. Investigators said the father told them the baby was stillborn at home, and he disposed of the body in the bucket. However, an autopsy showed the baby died of methamphetamine intoxication caused by his mother’s drug use.

Scroggs’ husband, Matthew Scroggs, is set to go to trial next April.

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