Gadsden Woman Pleads Guilty to 2013 Death of Son

A Gadsden woman who was charged with the death of her baby in 2013 has pleaded guilty. According to the Associated Press, 36-year-old Cassie Rivera was originally charged with Capital Murder in the death of her 18-day-old son, Micha.

The autopsy report showed that the infant suffered at least four skull fractures resulting from blunt force trauma. Rivera recently pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter and was given a 20 year split sentence with five years to serve. Rivera has been jailed since January 2015 and received credit for time served.

She was recently released from the Etowah County Detention Center.


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