Missouri mother pleads guilty to fire that killed son - KMOV.com

Missouri mother pleads guilty to fire that killed son

IBERIA, Mo. (AP) -- A central Missouri woman pleaded guilty to killing her 7-month-old son by setting his blanket on fire.
   
Christina L. White entered the plea Thursday to second-degree murder, first-degree arson and endangering the welfare of a child.
   
She had previously pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, first-degree arson and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
   
Prosecutors say White set fire to a blanket wrapped around her son, Wayne Anderson Jr., in July 11, 2007, at a home in Iberia. The boy died 20 days later.
   
The Lake Sun Leader reports (http://bit.ly/KhWe06 ) White told police she set the fire because of extreme stress.
   
Under the plea agreement, White faces a sentence of 10 to 30 years or life in prison with another seven years for child endangerment.
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   Information from: Lake Sun Leader , http://www.lakesunleader.com/
 

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