Minnesota mother pleads guilty to manslaughter in daughter's starvation death

PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) — A 30-year-old mother has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in what Minnesota prosecutors say was the starvation death of her 10-year-old daughter.

Court records show Ludusky Sue Hotchkiss, of Sandstone, Minn., faces four years in prison in a plea deal entered Thursday in Pine County District Court.

Her severely disabled daughter, Lakesha Victor, weighed just 31 pounds when she died in 2006 at the family's home in Hinckley. An autopsy found the girl died of malnutrition and dehydration.

A charge of second-degree homicide and two lesser charges were dismissed.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 25.