Alton woman pleads guilty to killing stepson -

Alton woman pleads guilty to killing stepson

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- An Alton woman faces up a half century in prison now that she's admitted in court that she killed her 22-month-old stepson in a fit of rage.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jami Anderson pleaded guilty Wednesday in Madison County to first-degree murder.

Authorities say she slammed the child's head into a door frame on March 8. Anderson first told investigators the toddler was injured in a fall, but she later confessed that she lost her temper.

The child died of head trauma at a St. Louis hospital.

Anderson remains jailed. Her sentencing date wasn't immediately set.

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