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Woman responsible for baby's death back in court

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. -- Christy Shaffer is set to appear in court Tuesday after being brought in to LaGrange County Jail earlier this month on two meth-related charges, both of which are Class D felonies.


The Topeka, Indiana native gained national attention after serving only 77 days for her role in the death of 16-month old Alissa Guernsey.


In 2011, the 35-year old was originally sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crime, but it was later lessened to the shorter jail term, six months of house arrest and three years of probation.


The case's decision caught so much attention that Inside Edition ran an investigation earlier this year.


Her most recent arrest came after a LaGrange County Sheriff's Department affidavit showed that Shaffer knowingly possessed at least half a gram of methamphetamines in early November.


According to the LaGrange County Prosecutor's office, she recently took a drug test that revealed traces of meth in her system. 


These results could cause her probation to be revoked, meaning she'll have to serve out the rest of her prison sentence.

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