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Mother pleads guilty of endangerment in child death

Posted at 12:02 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 19:43:22-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - A woman accused of crimes related to the death of her baby girl reached a plea deal Wednesday.

Breanna Henson pleaded guilty to endangerment, as well as an undesignated felony.

On Jan. 24, officers arrived at the apartment in the 7600 block of E. Apple Tree Drive, near the intersection of Irvington and Pantano, and found 8-month-old girl, Patricia Henson, dead with puncture wounds and scrapes on her body, seemingly left by a dog at the home. The dog was euthanized.

According to Tucson police, Henson was intoxicated at the time of the incident, and woke up to find the baby dead.

Police arrested Henson on a child abuse charge.

Henson will be sentenced Jan. 27.