RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia woman has been found guilty after pleading no contest in the beating death of her 3-year-old goddaughter.
Local media outlets report that 25-year-old Danielle Turner pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree murder in the death of Latrice Walden.
Turner was initially charged with felony child neglect, but those charges were later upgraded to first-degree murder.
An autopsy showed Walden died in February 2016 from blunt-force trauma to the head. Turner, who was watching the girl while her mother was the hospital giving birth, initially said the victim had slipped in the tub and hit her head. Police said Turner didn't call 911 about Walden's condition until hours later.
Her sentencing has been set for June 23.