Woman sentenced to life in prison in 2011 death of daughter
WESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman convicted of killing her 3-year-old daughter who disappeared in 2011 has been sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years.
Lena Lunsford-Conaway, 35, was sentenced Monday to life in prison for murder of a child by refusal or failure to provide necessities.
Her daughter, Aliayah Lunsford, went missing in 2011 and her body was never found. Conaway’s two older daughters had testified she hit Aliayah Lunsford in the head, then put her body in a clothes hamper and dumped it in the woods.
She was convicted in April on additional charges of death of a child by child abuse, child abuse resulting in injury and concealment of a deceased human body.
Media report Circuit Judge Jacob Reger handed down a sentence totaling 40 years for the other charges.