COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A 19-year-old mother pleaded guilty to
child endangerment charges after her 20-month-old daughter was
severely burned at a methamphetamine lab near Covington.
Carrie Wagers pleaded guilty on Friday to felony child
endangerment and complicity to manufacturing meth.
The Kentucky Enquirer reported that a recently enacted law makes
it a felony to allow a child to be present at a meth lab.
Law enforcement officials said the girl received burns to her
face and neck and also suffered respiratory problems.
Kenton County Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Ward
recommending 30 years in prison each for Wagers and a co-defendent,
Darrell Davidson, who also pleaded guilty to the same charges.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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