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Woman whose child neglect led to death of daughter already out of prison despite ten-year sentence

Sierra Ann Johnson

Sierra Ann Johnson of Fort Smith who was sentenced by a Sebastian County judge to 10 years in prison with 10 years’ probation in May of 2018 for drug charges and permitting abuse of a minor that led to the death of her child in late January of that year has already been granted parole, according to information obtained by Today in Fort Smith.

The 22-year-old served less than two years for the neglect of her child that lead to a first degree murder conviction for Tyree La’Mont Williams in the death of 18-month old Kylah Woodard

She was out of prison by early October of 2020.

Johnson agreed to testify against Williams at his trial and said she had left her 18-month-old daughter with him knowing that he had abused the girl in the past and sold marijuana from their residence. She also testified she left her daughter with Williams after they were present when a would-be drug purchaser shot Williams in the hand and robbed him in December of 2017.

Kylah Woodward

Evidence showed that Williams had "punched the child several times" in the stomach in the weeks leading up to her death.

Thankfully, Williams, who was sentenced as a habitual offender, remains in the East Arkansas Regional Correctional Institution in Brickys with a parole eligible date of January 30, 2046.

From social media posts it appears Johnson may have had another child after the death of her daughter

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