Poplar Bluff Man Pleads Guilty in Child's Death

6 years 1 week 23 hours ago Thursday, January 12 2012 Jan 12, 2012 Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:19:10 AM CST January 12, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - A Poplar Bluff man faces up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of a 4-year-old girl he was babysitting. Twenty-eight-year-old Jeremy E. McIntosh pleaded guilty Tuesday in the Feb. 17 death of Zoey Slagler, who died of blunt force trauma.
The Southeast Missourian reports prosecutors said they would recommend a sentencing cap of 25 years in prison. McIntosh was the next-door neighbor of Zoey's mother and step-father and was watching the child overnight. McIntosh told police he struck the child several times because she would not obey and cried because she wanted her parents.

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