Woman pleads guilty in child death casePublished 10:38am Thursday, May 16, 2013
An Alexander City woman has pleaded guilty to a felony charge stemming from the death of her 3-month-old baby.
Lindsey Nelson, 24, pleaded guilty to chemical endangerment of a child with death resulting, which is a Class A felony.
As previously reported in The Outlook, police responded to a residence on Second Street in May 2012 in reference to an unresponsive child.
The child was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead.
Following an autopsy of the child, Nelson was indicted by a grand jury and charged with subsections 1 and 3 of Alabama Code, Section 26-15-3.2
“She was charged with subsection 1, which states that someone ‘knowingly, recklessly or intentionally causes or permits a child to be exposed to, to ingest or inhale, or to have contact with a controlled substance, chemical substance or drug paraphernalia,’” said Lt. Jay Turner, in an earlier interview. “Subsection 3 basically says if you violate subsection 1 and it results in the death of that child, it bumps it up to a Class A felony.”
Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Duerr said sentencing is scheduled for May 31.
“The judge will decide whether to impose jail time, probation or a combination of both,” Duerr said.