Florida mom pleads responsible to homicide of daughter, 5, who she reported lacking

A Florida mom who reported her 5-year-old daughter lacking every week earlier than the kid’s decomposed physique was present in Alabama pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide this week, officers mentioned.

Brianna Williams, 29, of Jacksonville, faces as much as life in jail beneath a plea settlement, the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned.

Williams, a former Navy petty officer first-class, known as the sheriff’s workplace Nov. 6, 2019, and reported that her daughter, Taylor, was lacking and that the again door to her residence was unlocked, officers mentioned.

Williams stopped cooperating after authorities famous inconsistencies in her story and he or she was known as an individual of curiosity.

Rather less than every week after the 5-year-old was reported lacking, decomposed stays that might later be confirmed to be the kid had been discovered within the Demopolis, Alabama, space, officers have mentioned.

Officers weren’t in a position to decide the reason for demise due to the situation of the stays, NBC affiliate WTLV of Jacksonville reported.

Assistant State Lawyer Lauren Anderson mentioned in courtroom that it was decided a number of the stays confirmed proof of potential malnourishment, trauma or illness, the station reported.

Sentencing is scheduled for Could, in line with courtroom data. Whereas the utmost doable sentence is life, the minimal guideline sentence is greater than 20 years, the state legal professional’s workplace mentioned.

A request for remark from Williams’ legal professional was not instantly returned Friday evening.

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