Plea changed in infant murder case

Trial avoided

"No contest."

Those were the words out of Jacob Triplett's mouth when he responded to the six felony charges District Court Judge Nena James read to him during a change of plea hearing Friday morning.

Triplett faced charges related to the 2014 death of his infant daughter, Susan Triplett, as well as instances of child abuse involving his other children. Initially, he was charged with first-degree murder, as well as two counts of aggravated child abuse and three counts of child abuse. The first-degree murder charge was lessened to second-degree murder as part of a partial plea agreement offered...

 

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