Michigan woman pleads guilty in death of second child

The Associated Press - March 20, 2018 11:52 am

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) – A northern Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the suffocation of her infant daughter, her second criminal case in the death of a child.

Lisa Rae Bryan accepted a plea deal Tuesday in Emmet County. She had been charged with second-degree murder in the 2016 death of her daughter, Isabella.

Bryan admits she was sleeping with Isabella close to her chest when the child died just weeks after birth.

Prosecutor Jim Linderman says it’s a tough case with no other witnesses. He says there’s no sentencing agreement. Bryan will return to court on April 24.

In 2010, another infant died in Tulsa, Oklahoma, while Bryan was taking a bath with her. She served slightly more than a year in prison for second-degree manslaughter.

 

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