Mother pleads guilty to causing death of her infant

Colleen E. Davis, accused of the death of her child through negligence, pleaded guilty to the crime today in federal court.

Davis, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree cruelty to children before U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land. Her sentencing, which could range from one to 10 years, is scheduled for September.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stewart Alcorn said Davis caused the death of her 5-month-old child by propping a bottle up for him using large blankets. The child's father, who still faces similar charges, found the baby dead when he returned to his Fort Benning home from work on Nov. 3, 2004.

Read more about the story later today online and in print editions of Thursday's Ledger-Enquirer.