TULSA -- Update: Heather Freeman pleaded guilty in court on Monday to one count of child neglect. Freeman was sentenced to 25 years; 15 years in DOC and 10 years on probation with standard fines and costs.
“We feel that this as a fair resolution to this case, consistent with other cases in Tulsa County similar in nature,” said Assistant District Attorney Andrea Brown. “Any time a defendant pleads guilty and acknowledges their criminal wrongdoing, it brings a measure of closure to all those affected by the tragedy," she said.
A Tulsa woman has been arrested after her child died in March after being found face-down in a mop bucket containing water.
Heather Freeman, 26, was arrested for child neglect.
Police say they were called to the Sandy Park apartments on March 6. Freeman told police she gave the 8-month-old a bottle, placed him in a bed next to hers and fell asleep.
When she woke up, Freeman says she found the baby face-down in the bucket. The infant was transported to the hospital where he later died.
Freeman is being held on $250,000 bond.
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