A 34-year-old woman accused of breaking several of her baby's bones while using the ancient practice of "swaddling" was sentenced Friday to prison.
Ayesha Yousuf Amir, of Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty in 3rd District Court to two counts of intentional child abuse, a third-degree felony, as part of a deal with prosecutors. As part of the agreement, the court dismissed three additional child abuse charges and reduced the two to which she pleaded, sparing Amir what could have amounted to 75 years in prison.
Instead, Judge Judith Atherton ordered Amir to serve a maximum of five years in prison. An independent board will determine how long she actually spends behind bars.