- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York woman has pleaded guilty to killing her 14½ month old daughter.

The Westchester County district attorney’s office says 27-year-old Deasia Bartee (dee-AY’-zhuh bahr-TEE’) pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Tuesday.

The child, Samia (sam-EE’-uh) Yusuf, was found lifeless in a playpen on Aug. 5 in Mount Vernon. An emergency room doctor told police she may have been dead for some time. He also said her body may have been refrigerated.

An autopsy found Samia died from blunt force. The DA said she’d suffered a severe back injury, internal bleeding and malnourishment.

Bartee faces up 25 years in state prison. She’s scheduled to be sentenced on March 21.

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