(CBS4) – A woman from Rifle will spend 32 years in prison for the death of her 5-year-old daughter. Stephanie Alvarado was sentenced for the 2019 crime on Friday, according to the The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction.

Sophia Larson

Sophia Larson (credit: Alec Larson)

Sophia Larson died after she unknowingly drank water mixed with methamphetamine and overdosed. Alvarado waited more than 3 hours before calling 911 to get help, saying she was fearful of losing custody. Authorities said it’s unlikely she would have faced such a harsh sentence had she reported the overdose right away.

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Stephanie Alvarado

Stephanie Alvarado (credit: Garfield County)

The Daily Sentinel reported that several relatives of the victim spoke at Friday’s sentencing hearing and described being shocked by Larson’s death.

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“All family members connected to Sophia were clearly devastated by the loss of a child who made a memorable impression on everyone she met in her short life,” the DA’s office said in a news release.

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Two other adults, Daniel Bello Alvarado and Karina Ceballos-Romo, who were allegedly there at the time of Larson’s death are also facing charges.