BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A mother who admitted to smothering her daughter in an attempted murder-suicide will spend 37 years in prison.
Leanna Norris was convicted of killing her daughter, Loh Melody Grenda, in December 2014. At her sentencing hearing on Thursday, a Bangor psychologist, Norris, Norris's mother, Loh's grandmother and Loh's father, Michael Grenda, all addressed the court.
"This woman needs to be sent to prison for the maximum amount of time," said Loh's grandmother, Patty Grenda.
Loh's father said he didn't know how anyone could be so heartless or so cruel.
"I also think 45 years is a joke. I think the defendant should be locked away for the rest of her life," he said.
The state had asked for 45 years for Norris's sentencing.