Garret pleads guilty to neglect in child’s death

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Amber Garrett has pleaded guilty to neglect in the death of her two-year-old son.

Garrett, 27, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony neglect Thursday morning according to the Journal Gazette.

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Malakai Garrett was severely beaten to death in 2017. Mitchell VanRyn, 28, Garrett’s then-boyfriend, was previously convicted of aggravated battery and domestic battery and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was acquitted of murder back in March.

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Garrett could spend up to six years in prison. She is scheduled to be sentenced next month.


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