MASON CITY — A Plymouth woman faces 60 years in prison when sentenced today on separate counts of child endangerment resulting in death and child endangerment resulting in serious injury.

30-year-old Allyssa Joyce, formerly known as Allyssa Luke, was convicted by a Cerro Gordo County jury in February of the two charges. She was accused of knowingly creating substantial risk to a pair of three-month old children by deprivation of proper nutrition. That resulted in the death of one of the children, while authorities said the other child was near death. The complaint stated this occurred in Mason City on or about February 28th of 2021.

Child endangerment resulting in death is a Class B forcible felony punishable by up to 50 years in prison, while child endangerment is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years.