Five years. That sentence for an Ottumwa woman who was convicted of strangling her five-year-old daughter. Kelsie Thomas was sentenced Monday (1/4) in Wapello County for the July 2018 death of her daughter, Cloe Chandler. Last November, a judge found Thomas guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Cloe’s death, rather than first degree murder. The judge ruled that while Thomas was responsible for the girl’s death, prosecutors did not prove Thomas acted with premeditation….which is needed to convict for murder. Five years is the maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter.