The parents of a 2-month-old baby were sentenced to 20 years in jail on March 23 for their role in the childâ€™s death in December 2012.
Jordan and Sara Hodson from Pelion, South Carolina, were charged with fatal child neglect after their daughter, Makenna, was found to have a series of injuries, according to Daily Mail.
Makenna had a perforation in her stomach, which resulted in her suffering from septic shock syndrome. Doctors attempted to save her after she was brought to a hospital on Dec. 11, 2012, but it was too late.
Makennaâ€™s autopsy uncovered several broken bones and traces of methamphetamine in her system. After detectives searched the home, they located equipment for a meth lab in the bedroom where Makennaâ€™s crib was.
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Meth smoking devices were also discovered.
Jordan and Sara were arrested after the explanations they offered for Makennaâ€™s injuries did not match the results of a medical investigation.
â€śThe mother has been heard making comments like: 'I don't want this child. This child is driving me crazy. I feel like taking this child and throwing it up against the wall and doing away with it,â€™â€ť Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said at the time of the coupleâ€™s arrest in December 2012, according to WIS. â€śThere's been a lot of information that has come to our attention to make us believe this child has been mistreated for the two months of its life.â€ť
Sara and Jordan were allegedly in an on-and-off relationship, according to reports at the time.
On the day Makenna died, Sara called Jordan to say the kids were â€śdriving her crazyâ€ť and asked him to come over to help take care of them, Patch reported.
Both parents apologized for their actions at an initial court hearing.
â€śI apologize for actions that led up to this,â€ť Jordan said, according toÂ WIS. â€śIâ€™m a positive force in this world, never meant to hurt my daughter.â€ť
Sara was in tears at the hearing.
â€śI'm really sorry,â€ť she added.Â "I just can't believe this happened. I love my kids."
The coupleâ€™s three other children were taken into protective custody at the time of Makennaâ€™s death.