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NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Missouri woman convicted of pouring rubbing alcohol into drinks for her twin infant daughters has been sentenced to probation.

The Kansas City Star reports jurors on Thursday sentenced 24-year-old Gloria Jones to five years in prison, but that sentence will be suspended while she serves probation. The judge says she will serve the prison time if she violates probation.

Jones was convicted in June on two counts of first-degree child endangerment in connection to the October 2012 incident.

Officials at a children’s hospital alerted police that the girls had ingested rubbing alcohol, which nearly killed one of them. Jones told officers she poured the rubbing alcohol into their sipping cups of milk to calm them down because they were “whiny.”

The girls have fully recovered and are living with relatives.