Missouri Mother Pleads Guilty in Baby's Bathtub Death

7 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Friday, July 08 2011 Jul 8, 2011 Friday, July 08, 2011 7:38:00 AM CDT July 08, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

LINN, Mo. (AP) - A central Missouri woman faces up to 10 years in prison for the drowning death of her infant son in a bathtub earlier this year.

Twenty-eight-year-old Rachel Sweet, of Linn, pleaded guilty Thursday in Osage County Circuit Court to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.

Sweet's 2-month-old son drowned in March when he was left
unattended in a bathtub. Investigators said they believed Sweet put the baby in the tub and then fell asleep. He was found face down in
the water.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 2. KRCG-TV reports that prosecutor Amanda Grellner will ask a judge for the maximum 10-year sentence.

 

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