mom accused of smothering baby pleads guilty, additional 10 years in prison

POSTED: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 4:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- The teen mom convicted of smothering her baby appeared in a Waco court today and pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

19-year-old Shantaniqua Scott of Waco was caught on tape trying to smother her baby in a Fort Worth hospital, once with a blanket and then again with her bare hands.

She was already sentenced to 25 years in prison in Tarrant County but new charges were added by McLennan County prosecutors.

Her baby is now in foster care.

She faces an additional 10 years in prison with these new charges.


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