JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. -- A Johnson County woman who police said slammed her infant daughter head-first into a sidewalk while high on methamphetamine pleaded guilty on Monday.
Kayla Neighbors, 23, told officers that she had been using methamphetamine inside her apartment when she accidentally dropped her 10-month-old daughter, Aryana, on June 3.
Witnesses told police that Neighbors shouted that she had accidentally dropped the child, got a confused look on her face and raised the infant above her head and threw the child onto the concrete.
Onlookers said that the child curled up into the fetal position, but didn't cry. They thought the girl was dead, but she was taken to Riley Hospital for Children with a fractured skull.
Neighbors, who was pregnant at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to two felony counts on Monday.
She faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. Her sentencing was scheduled for Dec. 6.
October 25, 2010
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