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Mother sentenced in 2016 death of infant daughter

Lisa Bryan was sentenced in the death of her infant daughter.

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The woman accused of killing her infant daughter was sentenced Tuesday morning.

In January, Lisa Bryan was arrested and charged with the 2016 death of her daughter Isabella Powrozek, who was less than a month old.

Bryan was sentenced to a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 22 and a half years.

In March, Bryan pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter as a second habitual offender.

Other charges including second-degree murder and obstructing police were dismissed at sentencing as part of the plea agreement.

On Nov. 1, 2016, investigators from the Emmet County Sheriff's Office were called to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey for an infant death.

Court documents said that Bryan changed her statement multiple times when questioned about the morning her daughter died.

Documents also say Bryan admitted to sleeping in a bed with the infant and holding her close to her chest.

Isabella was born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome also known as narcotic withdrawal.

The infant was transferred to Munson Medical Center Traverse City after birth. She was discharged, and died 36 hours later.

In 2011, Bryan was convicted in the drowning death of her 50-day-old daughter in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She was sentenced to four years for second-degree manslaughter but served just over a year in prison in the first death.

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