An Ohio woman sentenced to life without parole for leaving her toddler alone for over a week.

Kristel Candelario, 32, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and endangering children.

Candelario left her 16-month-old daughter alone for a vacation in Detroit and Puerto Rico.

Upon return, she found her daughter, Jailyn, dead from starvation and dehydration.

Dr. Elizabeth Mooney called Jailyn's death one of the most tragic cases in her career.

Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley labeled Candelario's actions as "unimaginable selfishness.

Candelario expressed remorse, seeking forgiveness from God, her daughter, and parents.

Defense attorney cited Candelario's emotional struggles and antidepressant misuse.