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Nov 15, 2012 11:31 AM

Hardin County Woman Pleads Guilty In Death Of Toddler

The Hardin County woman accused of killing a two-year-old girl she was babysitting has pled guilty in the case.

According to the News Enterprise, Ashley Chapman, 28, entered pleas to charges of murder and second-degree persistent felony offense.

Chapman's been in custody since January 26. That was the day after 2-year-old Layla Johnson was admitted to the hospital with severe bruising, swelling and bleeding in her brain. Johnson died three days later.

Prosecutors recommended a 35-year-sentence for Chapman.

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