A 30-year-old East Palo Alto woman was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in state prison after pleading no contest to abusing her 11-month-old daughter last year in an East Palo Alto home, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Jimita Crayton brought her daughter to the emergency room at Stanford Hospital at 11:40 a.m. on Aug. 23, reporting that her daughter was not eating and had been vomiting.
Police were called after doctors found that the child had a fractured skull and cocaine in her urine, according to prosecutors.
Crayton pleaded no contest on Jan. 21 to felony child abuse with enhancements for causing great bodily injury and other allegations, prosecutors said.
Crayton lived with a friend and took care of her twin daughters herself. She has other children but they have been taken from her by Child Protective Services, prosecutors said.
Before the case began, Crayton denied using cocaine or abusing the child. She also said she was not breastfeeding her daughter, according to prosecutors.
Crayton's attorney John May was not immediately available for comment.