Child Neglect Resulting In Death

Child Neglect
Criminal defense attorney

Robin Reed will be incarcerated for a maximum of 15 years after she pleaded guilty to a charge of child neglect, according to the Associated Press.

Her one-year-old son was found dead in January 2011. The autopsy revealed that Reed's son died from head trauma.

According to her criminal defense attorney, the 21-year-old mother of two pled guilty on Monday to a child neglect charge that did in fact result in the death of her son. She also relinquished her parental rights to her 3-year-old daughter, the other of her two children.

The charge of death of a child by a mother or father was dropped as a result of her accepting the plea agreement. Reed was sentenced thereafter to three to fifteen years in prison.

If this terrible situation ever arises and a friend or family member or even I am accused of this crime what should be my next step?