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Mother Of 7-Week-Old Baby Pleads Guilty To Reckless Homicide

A Memphis mom accused of killing her 7-week-old baby plead guilty Monday to reckless homicide.
Mom Pleads Guilty In Death Of Child

A Memphis mom accused of killing her 7-week-old baby plead guilty Monday to reckless homicide.

Andrea Walker reported her daughter missing on January 9, 2014.  She told police that she left baby Aniston at home with her 3-year-old brother, and when she returned 30 minutes later, the baby was gone.

Police said the house on Falling Bark Drive in Bartlett was locked and showed no signs of a break-in.
 
The body of Aniston Walker was found five weeks later in a ditch at Singleton Parkway, south of Highway 385 in Millington.
 
The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.
 
 
Walker was sentenced to four years supervised probation. 
 
(SHELBY COUNTY D.A. NEWS RELEASE)

MEMPHIS Mar. 6, 2017 – A mother indicted in 2014 of the first-degree murder of her 7-week-old baby plead guilty today, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

In a plea agreed to by the State, Andrea Walker plead guilty to reckless homicide Monday.

Judge Mark Ward approved the agreement and sentenced Walker to 4 years suspended sentence and ordered her to supervised probation.

Walker had been indicted on charges of first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse or aggravated child neglect or endangerment; aggravated child abuse involving neglect or endangerment of a child under age eight and aggravated child abuse and abuse of a corpse.

Andrea Walker told police she left baby Aniston at home with her 3-year-old brother on Jan. 9, 2014 and that when she returned 30 minutes later the baby was gone.

The body of Aniston Walker was found five weeks later in a ditch at Singleton Parkway, south of Highway 385 in Millington.

The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.

The plea was handled by Asst. D.A. Reggie Henderson and Asst. D.A. Karen Cook.