Woman pleads no contest to murder

A woman whose infant died last September pleaded no contest to a second-degree murder charge and three other felonies.

Amanda Dawn Triplett, 25, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James Aug. 27 at a change of plea hearing to first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and two counts of child abuse.

In exchange for Amanda’s no contest plea, the first-degree murder charge was reduced to a second-degree murder charge, the rest of the felony charges remained the same.

A sentencing hearing will take place at a later date.

Her husband, Jacob Anthony Joseph Triplett, who was charged w...


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