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Naponee Mom, Grandmother Sentenced for Toddler's Death

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Laura Rinehart (left) and Nancy Draper Laura Rinehart (left) and Nancy Draper

A Naponee mother and grandmother have been sentenced in connection to the 2012 child abuse death of 2-year-old Joseph Rinehart Junior.

Laura Rinehart, Joseph's mother, was given 12 to 22 years in prison Tuesday. The boy's grandmother, Nancy Draper, will serve 20 to 30 years.

Joseph died at a Franklin hospital last year of head and internal injuries caused by blunt force trauma.

The toddler's grandfather, Peter Draper, was found guilty at trial earlier this year for his involvement.

He will be sentenced in October. 

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