BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A 30-year-old woman who abused a Bellingham toddler to death will spend several decades in prison. After a two-hour hearing Tuesday, Whatcom County Superior Court Judge David Freeman sentenced Kamee Nicole Dixon to 34 years in prison. A jury found Dixon guilty in June of homicide by abuse for the 2019 death of 3-year-old Hazel Journey Homan. Dixon’s lawyers argued that the death was a “tragic accident” that occurred after she choked on a breakfast sandwich and the lack of oxygen to her brain resulted in her death. But prosecutors argued that Dixon hit Hazel until the child suffered a traumatic brain injury that resulted in her death.