The mother of an infant killed at the hands of her live-in boyfriend was sentenced to five years probation on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
"I just want to apologize to the court and to my family and most of all my children, for the pain that they had to suffer and what they're going to have to go through for the rest of their life," said Megan Schweinsberg.
Schweinsberg was also sentenced to one year in jail but received credit for 328 days served.
She is accused of knowing about the ongoing abuse that ultimately led to 1-year-old Darryn Mann's death.
She was charged with first-degree child abuse.
Schweinsberg's then-boyfriend was charged with murder in Darryn's death. He was previously sentenced to at least 46 years in prison.
During the virtual sentencing, Prosecutor Melissa Hoover spoke on Schweinsberg's behalf.
"Based on the reactions from the public standpoint after Mr. Mannie's sentencing, I understand that there are a lot of people that believe Ms. Schweinsberg should be going to prison along with Mr. Mannie. And there is a part of me your honor that agrees with that," Hoover said.
Hoover believes that Schweinsberg can be rehabilitated. She said her willingness to testify against Mannie, and the fact that she lost her parental rights to her other children, are reasons why the prosecution supports the sentence that was handed down.
"I take full responsibility for everything that happened and I'm sorry," Schweinsberg said.