Sentencing delayed for mom of toddler found dead in ravine

Sentencing has been postponed until Jan. 17

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sentencing has been postponed for a woman convicted of third-degree murder in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a western Pennsylvania ravine last year.

An Allegheny County jury convicted 37-year-old Adriene Williams in August, and she had been scheduled for sentencing Monday. It’s been postponed until Jan. 17.

Prosecutors contend the Wilkinsburg woman somehow asphyxiated Adrionna Williams – they never said where or how – before leaving the girl’s body in a wooded area of Swissvale in June 2015.

Williams’ attorney argued the failure to pinpoint exactly where and how the girl died meant Williams shouldn’t be convicted.

But prosecutors say surveillance video and cellphone records show Williams drove to and from the area where the girl’s body was found despite claiming she drove to work in a different area while the girl was at her grandmother’s house.

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