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Woman accused of killing baby pleads guilty to lesser charge

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A woman accused of killing her baby pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter in a Madison County courtroom on Thursday morning.

Madison police say Desiree Childers drowned her infant daughter inside a Madison home in August of 2013. According to the complaint filed to the court, Childers left the infant fully clothed, unattended, and in a running bathtub.

READ MORE: Woman accused of killing baby indicted by Madison Co. grand jury

7-month-old Blakely Fairburn died in the fall of 2013.

Police said they arrested Childers for stealing cat toys from a store just hours before Blakely died. They also said she also got pulled over after bailing out of jail for that arrest.

Childers was sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

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