Missouri woman pleads guilty in death of baby found in cave

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Posted: Apr 21, 2016 3:54 PM

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman faces 15 years in prison for the death of her newborn son, whose body was found in a cave.

Latasha Wilson pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and abandoning a corpse. She was originally charged with second-degree murder.

The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2453GAt ) the plea deal calls for consecutive sentences of seven years for manslaughter and four years each for the other two charges.

Prosecutors allege Wilson gave birth in January 2014 in a bathroom at work. They say the baby boy was born alive but drowned in a toilet. She and another person took the body to a research cave in northwest Missouri that's used by the University of Central Missouri. Two students found the partially burned body in March 2014.

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Information from: Daily Star-Journal, http://www.dailystarjournal.com,