Sydney White pleads guilty in death of 11-month-old foster daughter

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A 21-year-old Grand Junction woman accused in the death of her foster child pleaded guilty Monday.

Sydney White was charged with child abuse resulting in death, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, after knowingly and recklessly causing harm to her foster daughter.

White also pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence, court officials said. A plea deal proposed she would face 16 to 51 years in prison.

An arrest affidavit said White told police she violently shook the 11-month-old girl Angel Place by grabbing her with both hands at the neck when she wouldn’t stop crying on Sept. 15.

The baby died two months after she was placed in the care of White and her husband by Mesa County Child Protective Services, the Daily Sentinel reported.

White will be sentenced Nov. 30. She is being held without bond.

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