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Jacksonville mother sentenced to life in prison in death of 5-year-old daughter

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Taylor Williams' body was found in a wooded area in Alabama.

A Jacksonville mother was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison in the 2019 death of her 5-year-old daughter.

Former Navy Petty Officer Brianna Williams, 30, gets credit for 1,043 days served and has 30 days to appeal.

Judge Kevin Blasz handed down the sentence Tuesday afternoon, calling it a “tragedy all around,” after Williams pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder in the disappearance and death of her daughter, Taylor Rose Williams.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner News4Jax.

Brianna Williams appears in court on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.