Good Point! Me and my brother were just discussing that very thought last night. By offering the choice to convict her of "Criminally Negligent Homicide"(which we THINK is second-degree murder), she could have at least got 20 years. Whether she fed her kid one too many Xanax or committed premeditated murder - it's clear that she certainly had something to do with her daughters death and obviously didn't care ONE BIT about her daughter's life. It is a travesty of justice that someone who showed zero: love, compassion or regard for her child's life got to walk away scot free. At least the enactment of new laws that require a parent to report their missing children within a given time period will make it far more difficult for child-killers to leave a "cold trail", making it easier for them to destroy the evidence of what they have done!