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CHINLE, AZ – The 23-year-old woman who killed her 17-month-old daughter by stranding her in the desert will spend the next 20 years in prison.

Last September, Ashley Attson placed her daughter in a stroller, then pushed her into the desert on the Navajo Reservation. Attson left the poor girl there for four days and nights.

During those days  and nights that her daughter died alone in an absolutely horrendous fashion, Attson stayed busy.

“Over the next few days, she met friends for ice cream and posted pictures of herself on Facebook,” according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona. “When she returned, the child was dead.”

Two days after finding her daughter dead, Attson returned and buried the girl’s body in an animal hole.

What’s worse is that Attson only gained custody of the girl two months before she killed her. Her daughter had been in the care of tribal social services for most of her life after being born with meth in her system.

While handing her a 20 year prison sentence, Judge Campbell called the girl’s death an “intentional, cold-hearted, horrendous killing of an innocent child.”

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  • the judge made the right call. Now if only we could use this as a precedent for those negligent parents who leave their kids in a hot car.

  • Jesse Kretkowski

    Jeezus christ rocky dennis

  • 20 years? That’s it?

  • PurpleAnn

    What an awful way to die! Was she forced to take custody? If she didn’t want to raise her, I’m sure somebody would’ve taken the little girl in or adopted her.

  • Twenty years isn’t close to enough time. Poor baby girl. I can’t even imagine how much she suffered.

  • Ramonathegreat

    At least she can’t get pregnant again in prison.

  • Ramonathegreat

    God, that poor child. What a short, miserable life. My heart breaks for that poor baby.. I have a daughter around the same age. It’s old enough to know whether or not you are loved.

  • That’s so fuc– up

  • This is why they need signs along the highway reminding people not to leave children in hot cars…rediculous

  • BG

    Sadly women get knocked up in prison on the regular…

  • Heartless cunt!!!!

  • An eye for an eye makes me sleep better at night.

  • Dude did you even read it

  • Fuck that, strap the bitch to a folding chair out there.

  • April Sjovall lol no – just seen some messed up signs on the highway and this reminded me of it – these stories are usually a lot harsher than your typical though

  • 20 years is a joke

  • Yeah, well…. life is rough out there

  • Nedly Mandingo IV

    Toe that bitch to a rock out in the desert and let her become buzzard food.

  • Skank ass bitch

  • truthguy

    another loving caring woman, said it before and I’ll say it again no woman should be left to care for any living thing they only care for themselves.

  • truthguy

    pussy pass, works every time I bet she only does 10 max

  • DaveL

    Mommy issues much?

  • truthguy

    lol, lucky mines wasn’t one of the psychotic animals. nice job white knighting it though Sir Simps-a-lot

  • 20 yrs bitch got off!

  • Ann Roh

    Exactly! This bitch prioritized meth over her child from day one, and she never should have got her back!!!

  • WTF!!!

  • DaveL

    One of the psychotic animals? I thought “no woman alive should be left to care for any living thing”. Is your mother dead? Was she the last decent one?

  • What in the actual fuck??

  • Dre Mosley

    That bitch should never get out.

  • truthguy

    Yeah she’s from a slightly different upbringing, I was one of the lucky ones that mother actual had a parental instict but even she has done some fucked up shit for peety reasons that only women can justify

  • truthguy

    Now run along and white knight somewhere

  • truthguy

    Pussy pass she’ll be out in less than 10 I promise you

  • She deserves more, she tortured an innocent child left them to die horribly. She should be cursed to being followed by angry demons.

  • DaveL

    Better than being a Black Knight. “It’s just a scratch…”

  • DaveL

    No, wait, don’t tell me: she used to go around making ridiculous blanket statements on internet message boards?

  • Sejanus

    Never give a kid back to a lousy mother

  • They gave her a plea deal. I just can’t wrap my head around all these plea deals being handed out to child murderers. 20 years is not enough.

  • I’m sorry but only 20yrs?!?! Wtf!

  • butts6954

    20 years?!? The judge should’ve had her brought out to the desert,staked to the ground, coated with molasses, and left there……….

  • It has nothing to dow with a car! Maybe read the story she strappedd her into a pushchair left her to die in the desert then went back and buried the body a few days later

  • She wasnt in a car read the story

  • Nicholas Williams

    Niki Edwards don’t be a dumbass. Go back and read what Evan wrote. You may have to use google to learn what some of those big words mean. Or I can dumb it down for you. Now if only a judge would give a similar sentence for parents who leave their kids in a hot car. If you don’t understand this. Seriously you need to go back to school.

  • Glad she’s gonna serve time, but if she’d stolen money from the federal reserve, she’d have gotten 100 years minimum. As it is, this woman will be out when she’s 43. WTF kind of system do we have?

  • Yea… I did after the previous reply and I understand this wasn’t a I am just stupid case it was intentional. These posts are extreme and sickening but it still reminds me of the highway signs.

  • truthguy

    sir robin

  • truthguy

    nope I’ll make any statement I wish, just as you will. I’m not here to be your friend I’m here to read articles and post my thoughts and the moment I start to censor my thoughts or anyone else then everyone freedom is lost, that what the neo-libral wants thought crime is a reality I do hold left leaning politics but this shit is out of hand

  • Big Stan

    My youngest daughter will be 2 in October. She has been saying quite a lot of words pretty clearly for a while now. I can’t imagine leaving her somewhere like that and ignoring her calling and crying for me to come back for her. I actually hope this bitch falls deeper into her addiction in prison until her life is just completely consumed by drugs and guilt.

  • DaveL

    Nobody’s censoring you. The entertainment value is too high.

  • Hope they spayed this woman, too.

  • john doe

    She wasnt in a car read the story

  • Correct. Until a human life has more worth than gold: we as a society are phucked. When a baby is preyed upon , tortured and killed. Should the murderer ever have an opportunity, at a normal life? NO! There’s no retribution for this women’s behavior : she needs to be separated from society until she is dead.

  • I was thinking she needs to be strapped to a chair and left in the desert!

  • mean birch

    This made my heart hurt. But my head says do the same to the abuser. Let her suffer in the same way.

  • mean birch

    Dang. Thanks for clarifying for all the dumbasses out there. Well done.

  • She needs to be chained and shackled in the Mojave desert as punishment.

  • truthguy

    indeed,

  • truthguy

    nah just leave her in the desert

  • Ann Roh

    By all accounts (even the serial killer’s himself) Jeffery Dahmer’s parents were decent people. Even decent people raise monsters, as you can clearly see. I’m sure “truthguy” has tortured women’s bodies in the backyard, so we’ll be seeing him on DD (in an article) soon enough.

  • Ann Roh

    Too bad they don’t have an asshole pass!

  • Only 20? She will be 43 when she is released. That child died a terrible death, alone, scared, hungry, thirsty, and unable to move. And this lady will still have a good 30 or 40 years of freedom after she gets out. She should be in there for life without parole, she shouldn’t be allowed to have a life after what she did.

  • Diva of Destruction

    Why did she get her child back? Obviously she didn’t want one!!! Who was pushing for the child to be reunited with this insane woman? Whoever was involved in that should be in a cell right beside this pos.

  • BG

    Right? I can only imagine the sputtering and flailing that goes on down in that gremlin’s basement!

  • Delaney3030

    At least he snuck one single comma in there. See, who says punctuation is dead?

  • Why are we having to pay our hard earned tax dollars to house this crazy bitch for 20 years? Kill her and get it over with.

  • Inferus

    Seriously, it’s time to bring back the death camps for people like this.

  • If you need to be reminded not to leave your child in a hot car you don’t need any children!!!!

  • Wtf is wrong ppl. You want waste our tax money on her

  • only 20 years??? wtf

  • Elizabeth McCarthy

    At the very least, cut off her Facebook.

  • Josh

    Her life was paid for on the reservation. We lease the United states from them. Your tax dollars pay for their drug habits and all the alcohol they can consume.

  • Why on earth should this POS EVER be eligible for parole!! WHY?

  • Leslie Mashmann

    What a miserable, painful death that baby had. Then Mom returns to get rid of the body so she understood what she had done. So an innocent baby gets a life sentance and Mommy gets 20 years. What’s wrong with this picture.

  • MissBrazilian ????

    You should have that same energy for the reply your prior post received

  • jansav

    they should have never given her back to her mom.So many people have a huge misconception that a child needs to be with their mother…not true in many cases. RIP little one, you are in a better place now.

  • SwampFox2020

    Funny part: everyone will forget about this after she gets out of prison. But holy shit let’s keep a red flag on someone who pissed in public by putting them on the sex offender registry. Cause thats who people are worried about, not this piece of work. Good God people are fucking idiots.

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  • Mazikeen666

    They should do the same to her, poor lil Angel ????

  • Kellie M

    20 years? WTF?! She deserved to get the death penalty or at the very least life without parole! 20 years means she will get out of prison and still be young enough to live a full life. That is disgusting!! RIP sweet angel.

  • Kellie M

    The judge did NOT make the right call. 20 years was not nearly enough time for this wretched bitch!

  • Kellie M

    If only that were true. I pray it doesn’t happen though.

  • Kellie M

    It’s too bad this didn’t happen here in Texas…she would have been given the death penalty.

  • Kellie M

    I don’t see the guilt thing being an issue with her. She is a sociopath and doesn’t give a shit about what she did to that poor child. I hope she dies a massively painful death, sooner rather than later.

  • Kellie M

    Hopefully someone in prison will take her out.

  • Kellie M

    ???

  • Kellie M

    Actually the baby got the death sentence. Mom should have gotten the same!!

  • RIJATU??????

    You are fucking braindead.

  • LynnKayee

    When you really grasp how fucked up this is :: Surely she wondered why mom didn’t come back. Just as surely you know she called for her. Was she terrified of the dark already? Was she too afraid to move? How long did she cry? How painful was the dehydration and lack of food? Did she run and cry so much that it sped up those deficiencies? These are but a few questions that mommy dearest should be accountable for, but nah. Torture and murder of a toddler is 20yr A-ok?

  • Big Stan

    I feel guilty leaving my 2 year old to go to work in the mornings because she cries and calls me back before I can even reach the front door. She can also get out of her buggy anytime she damn well likes unless it is moving. Everything you posted were my very first thoughts on this as well.

  • Big Stan

    Fire water mmmmm

  • Big Stan

    All someone needs to do is give the bitch a hot shot in prison but it would be too painless in this case I suppose.

  • Big Stan

    Not after Juicy Lucy and the gals have their way with her with a broken brush shaft.

  • Heather_Simpson

    She LOOK crazy.

  • Flik Rust

    why isn’t it classed as premeditated first degree murder? a death sentence is more appropriate for this bitch. what a horrible way to die.

    why only 20 years? was it boohoo poor meth addict? disgusting.