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Midland Mom Sentenced for Trying to Suffocate Her Own Son

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NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland mom accused of trying to suffocate her son gets 20 years behind bars.

29-year-old Kristi Kaulaity was sentenced on Wednesday.

She pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, so capital murder charges against her were dropped.

Kaulaity was arrested back in April after her roommate turned her in.

That roommate captured cell phone video of Kaulaity covering her 1 year-old son's face with a pillow, because he wouldn't stop crying.

In the video, the toddler goes limp and his lips turn blue.

He survived.

Kaulaity was on probation at the time for promoting prostitution and cocaine.

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