Stepmom sentenced in murder of 3-year-old girl

PAW PAW, Mich. (WOOD) — A Van Buren County woman has been sentenced to 31 years in prison for the murder and abuse of her stepdaughter.

Kate George was sentenced Monday morning in Van Buren County Circuit Court. She previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree child abuse in the case. A felony murder charge was dropped.

Authorities say George was with her 3-year-old stepdaughter, Sophia, in Almena Township in September 2018 when Sophia was found unresponsive. 

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