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Mother pleads guilty in baby's death

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A 30-year-old Baton Rouge woman avoided a possible life prison term by pleading guilty to manslaughter and cruelty charges in the death of her infant daughter, whose body was found in the back of a garbage truck in 2002.

JoAnn King, who was arrested in 2012 after DNA evidence linked her to the child, is expected to be sentenced March 10 to 12 years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement. She remains free on bond.

Monday's plea agreement calls for King to receive a 12-year prison term on the manslaughter charge without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. After she is released from prison, she will be on supervised home incarceration for five years.

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