A Du Quoin woman says she’s guilty of letting her newborn baby drown in 2011.
26-year-old Casey Parnell entered the guilty plea in a pretrial conference yesterday to a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Parnell said at the hearing that she gave birth to the child in a toilet while at a party in January 2011.
Jackson County State’s Attorney Mike Carr says Parnell failed to revive the baby after he drowned in the water.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 23. Parnell faces up to five years in prison.