A Wheeling woman who has been charged in the death of her one year old son ,Robin Reed has pleaded guilty to child neglect causing death.
Defense attorney Don Tennant Jr. said as part of a plea agreement , the prosecution dropped the charge of intentional neglect causing death.
Judge James Mazzone sentenced Reed to a sentence of three to 15 years in prison.
Reed sobbed through much of the hearing Monday.
Officials said intentional child neglect causing death would have carried a sentence of 15 to 40 years behind bars.
A woman who has been charged in the death of her one-year-old will appear in front of Ohio County Circuit Court Monday afternoon.
Robin Reed, 21, is scheduled to appear in front of Judge James Mazzone at 1:30 p.m.
Last month, Judge Mazzone ruled that her attorney, Don Tennant, Jr., will stay on the case after County Prosecutor Scott Smith asked the judge to disqualify him.
WTRF.com and 7News will have a crew in the courtroom so stay with us for all the details.
A Wheeling mother, Robin Reed, 20, has been arraigned in front of Ohio County Magistrate Joe Roxby for the homicide of her 11 month-old son.
Although the arrest is recent, the incident occurred back in January of this year, according to court documents. Those documents go on to state that on January 22, 2011, officers responded to 1139 Grandview St., Wheeling, and found little Jason Allen Reed, Jr., unresponsive on the couch.
A responding officer stated they saw several unknown marks on the infants back. His mother, Robin, claims she found the child across the room in a playpen before calling 911, documents state.
Throughout the investigation, Reed told investigators that she was home the night of January 21, rocked Jason to sleep, laid him down around 10 p.m. and she then showered. At that point, Reed's daughter was sleeping in a back bedroom with her mother, so she too went off to bed.
According to reports, Reed then told investigators that she woke up Saturday, January 22, 2011, around 5:30 a.m. to change his diaper, gave him Pediasure and rocked him back to sleep. That's when the report goes on to say that when Reed woke up a few hours later, Jason was unresponsive. She stated that her attempts at CPR failed. It wasn't until April 21, that Reed told investigators she lied about the events on January 21.
The reports states she told officers she was a dancer at Dangerous Curves in Center Wheeling. She went on to state that she left her home that night at 10 p.m. and returned around 2 a.m. Saturday.
According to the report, Robin said she didn't get up with Jason at 5:30 a.m., but rather, did find him unresponsive in the pack-n-play at 9 a.m.
When the grandmother was interviewed, the report states that she came to the Wheeling home between 9:30 and 10 p.m. on January 21. Jason was sleeping and Robin was in the shower, it stated. The report states the grandmother did say she had lain down with the granddaughter and fell asleep.
According to the report, Reed's mother claims she is a light sleeper and would have heard the door open or close if Robin would have left.
On July 5, an autopsy from the West Virginia Medical Examiners office stated that "it is their opinion that Jason Allen Reed, Jr. 11 month 22 days baby boy, died as a result abusive closed head injury.
Ruling: Manner of Death; The circumstances surrounding the death as determined by investigative and postmortem findings indicate that manner of death as Homicide." Reed's bond has been set at $150,000 cash only, authorities said.