Mother ordered imprisoned in toilet baby case

Published: 10/9/2009 1:16 PM

WATERLOO -- A southwestern Illinois woman has been ordered to spend six years in prison after she admitted trying to drown her newborn daughter in a toilet during a family party.

Twenty-four-year-old Elyse Mamino was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty but mentally ill to attempted first-degree murder

Prosecutors in Monroe County allege the Belleville woman tried to kill the baby last November in a Columbia home's bathroom. The baby survived.

After Mamino's arrest, authorities found the remains of an infant in a dresser drawer in Mamino's basement. Investigators say that child was born in September 2007. No charges have been filed in that case.

Mamino must serve 85 percent of her sentence before she becomes eligible for parole. She will get credit for the time she's spent in jail since her arrest.