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Stanton babysitter sentenced for murdering young girl

A Montcalm County judge said “demons were unleashed” and “pure evil” took place the night a young girl was killed by her babysitter who was under the influence of alcohol and multiple drugs.

Kellie Jean Barthel, 37, appeared for sentencing Friday morning before Montcalm County Circuit Court Judge Suzanne Kreeger.