- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A woman who was arrested in the death of a foster baby she was caring for has pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in death and tampering with physical evidence.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (https://goo.gl/QR3Pm5 ) 21-year-old Sydney White struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty Monday in the September death of 11-month-old Angel Place. Prosecutors dismissed a first-degree murder charge.

Social workers removed the girl from her biological parents and placed her with White and her husband and their two young children in July 2014.

Grand Junction police say White told them she violently shook Angel, grabbing the child with both hands by the neck Sept. 15 when the infant wouldn’t stop crying.

The plea agreement allows for a sentence of up to 51 years in prison.


Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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