Sentencing process underway for woman in infant death case

The sentencing process has started for a woman accused in her infant son's death.

Posted: Jul 29, 2019 4:53 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2019 7:25 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The sentencing process has started for Tabetha Smith in connection to the death of her three-month-old son.

On Monday, Judge Sarah Mullican heard testimony in the case. Sentencing has been continued to August 19 in order to review records. 

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Police have said Smith took her son to the hospital for breathing problems in April of 2018. Investigators said Smith didn't replace his feeding tube. According to medical records, the baby died of dehydration. 

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Smith originally faced four charges, under a plea agreement, three charges would be dismissed. 

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