KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman was sentenced to 31 years in prison Monday for her role in the murder of 3-year-old Olivia Jansen last summer.
Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick, 34, previously pleaded guilty to several charges in connection to Jansen's death.
Among the charges included second-degree murder, one count of child abuse and two counts of interference with a law.
Jansen was found dead in a wooded area last July, the same day that an Amber Alert was issued after family reported her missing.
Weeks after her death, a report filed by the Kansas Department for Children found Jansen died as a result of child abuse.
An autopsy also revealed disturbing details about the injuries Jansen suffered, which included a cut on the back of her head and significant bleeding on the back of her brain.
Those injuries were ruled the cause of her death.