Mother Charged In Child's Death Takes Deal

A Whitley County mother charged in her baby's death took a plea deal Wednesday morning in court.

Sarah Davenport entered an Alford plea to a lesser charge of reckless homicide. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors have recommended a five year sentence.

Davenport was originally charged with second degree manslaughter for the death of her three-month-old son.

Investigators say davenport allowed the infant to ingest cocaine and a cough-suppressant.

A formal sentencing date hasn't been set.

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