IN mother pleads guilty in co-sleeping death of 10-month-old son

IN mother pleads guilty in co-sleeping death of 10-month-old son
Tina Schmidt agreed to serve a six-year sentence. (Source: Harrison County Jail)

CORYDON, IN (WAVE) - A southern Indiana mother pleaded guilty to reckless homicide charges in court on Thursday, related to the co-sleeping death of her 10-month-old son.

Under the plea agreement, Tina Schmidt agreed to serve a six-year sentence. A judge will have the final say on her sentence.

She told police she put the baby to bed between her teenage sons, then left the home to use meth.

When she got back, she found the infant unresponsive.

Her son is the second baby to die in her care. In 2013, another infant died from co-sleeping while Schmidt did drugs, so police say she was aware of the dangers.

Formal sentencing is set for February.

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