The woman accused of lying to police who were investigating the death of her daughter was in court Tuesday.
26 year old Ciara DeRyke pleaded guilty to lying to police and was sentenced to 18 months probation and four months in the Effingham County Jail.
7 year old Willow Long was allegedly killed last year by DeRykes brother Justin.
Justin DeRyke is charged with first degree murder and admitted in September that he stabbed Willow Long in the heart and slit her throat.
Justin DeRyke will go to prison for the rest of his life if he is convicted of any of the charges against him.
His trial is set to start February 11th.