Lavanway Sentenced to 35 Years in Infant Death Case

Lavanway24-year-old Kristi Lavanway has landed herself time in prison.

She’s the Plymouth woman accused of failing to get her infant daughter medical attention following the alleged beating death at the hands of Shane Weedling. Both were arrested after the infant, identified as 2-year-old Serenity Wilson, died as a result of blunt force trauma.

Up until recently, Lavanway was facing multiple charges, including: Neglect of a Dependant Resulting in Death and Murder. Lavanway pleaded guilty earlier this year to the Neglect of a Dependant charges.

The murder charges were dropped by the Prosecutor’s office after Nelson Chipman admitted there was no evidence Lavanway participated in the beating.

During a sentencing hearing on Wednesday in Pulaski County Superior Court, Lavanway was sentenced to 35 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. None of the sentence was suspended.

Weedling will continue to face murder charges in the case. His sentencing hearing is expected to take place in 2016.