Iowa mom whose baby died on changing table takes plea deal

A Des Moines mother whose baby daughter died on a changing table has taken a plea deal.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports that Laci Taylor pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony neglect of dependent person. Prosecutors lowered the change from child endangerment resulting in death in exchange for Taylor’s plea. Sentencing of the 27-year-old woman is scheduled for Aug. 3.

Court records say Taylor left the 3-month-old unattended on the table on Sept. 18 last year. The girl’s airway was cut off when she rolled over and her neck was compressed against a table ledge.