- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis County woman has pleaded guilty to killing her 13-month-old son after initially reporting the child as missing.

Tyler Dasher’s body was discovered in November 2011 by two dog walkers at the edge of a wooded cemetery near the River Des Peres. His mother Shelby Dasher had reported the child missing from their Affton home several hours earlier.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1hrTqYB ) reports that the 23-year-old woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court to second-degree murder and abuse of a child resulting in death. Prosecutors are recommending concurrent 25-year sentences.

Dasher told police she repeatedly struck the child in his crib when he wouldn’t stop crying. Her 26-year-old boyfriend Edgar Rivas faces felony charges of abandoning a corpse and evidence tampering.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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