Update posted at 4:27 a.m.:
Sentencing has been delayed for a woman accused in the drowning death of her baby.
Erin O’Brien was distracted when her six-month-old son drowned in a child swimming pool outside their Aurora home in 2011.
O’Brien is pleading guilty to a count of Reckless Homicide, a Class C felony punishable by four to 12 years. She was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Dearborn Superior Court II, but Judge Sally Blankenship had concerns with a lack of substance abuse treatment and the amount of time served credit given in the plea agreement.
Blankenship took the plea agreement under advisement while prosecutors and O’Brien’s defense lawyer discuss those points. Sentencing has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 7.
During Thursday’s hearing, prosecutors also discussed other court cases concerning O’Brien. She has a Theft charge pending in Hamilton County, Ohio. Also, she had her bond revoked in Dearborn County since violating probation last year.
Original story posted at 7:06 a.m.:
(Aurora, Ind.) - Sentencing comes Thursday for a woman whose five-month-old baby accidentally drowned in a swimming pool.
Erin O’Brien was indicted last year in Dearborn County for Neglect of a Dependant Resulting in Death and Reckless Homicide, both felonies.
Her son, Kolsyn O’Brien, was placed in a Bumbo seat in a wading pool outside their home on Pleasant Valley Road in Aurora in July 2011. He fell over in the seat and drowned after O’Brien was allegedly distracted.
O’Brien, 28, has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. She will be sentenced at 2:30 Thursday afternoon in Dearborn Superior Court II.
Details of a negotiated plea agreement were not disclosed in court records.