Crime

Woman awaits sentence in death of baby delivered in bathtub

WABASH, Ind. (AP) - A northern Indiana woman is awaiting sentencing after agreeing to plead guilty related to the death of her son who was delivered in a dorm room bathtub.

The Wabash Plain Dealer reports 24-year-old Mikayla Munn of Elkhart is scheduled to learn her punishment July 24 after agreeing last week to plead guilty to neglect of a dependent in the death. She'd been awaiting trial on charges of murder and child neglect.

Defense lawyer Daniel Vanderpool says Munn accepts responsibility for her actions.

The former Manchester University student gave birth in the bathtub of her dorm room in March 2016. Police have said first responders who were called to Munn's room found her and the infant in the bathtub, and the child was not breathing. The death was ruled a homicide.

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Information from: Wabash Plain Dealer, http://www.wabashplaindealer.com


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