Mom pleads guilty to child abuse in drowning of 4-year-old Kayla Erin Barnett, 23 of Lafayette, pleaded guilty Oct. 22 to child abuse resulting in …
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Mom pleads guilty to child abuse
in drowning of 4-year-old
Kayla Erin Barnett, 23 of Lafayette, pleaded guilty Oct. 22 to child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury in the death of her 4-year-old son.
Izaiah Lopez, 4, drowned in a swimming pool at 4210 E. 100th Ave., Thornton, on June 9, 2013.
The boy, who could not swim, was found face down in the lap pool and was not wearing a life vest.
Barnett, of Lafayette, was initially charged with negligent child abuse resulting in death.
A sentencing hearing is set for 8:30 Dec. 17 in Division G of Adams County District Court.
Two people have been charged with felony theft and trespass in the theft of a portable radioactive device in Thornton earlier this month.
Alexander Saul King, 19, and Tasha Stapleton, 24, are charged with theft from a vehicle and trespass with intent to commit a crime.
The device was stolen on Oct. 13 and was recovered by Thornton police on Oct. 16. The device contains radioactive material and is used to measure compaction in soil, asphalt and concrete on construction sites.
King and Stapleton both have posted $2,500 bonds.
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