Plea Agreement For Mom Whose Son Died A Day After She Removed Him From Hospital

The two-year-old child was taken out of Cincinnati Children's Hospital against the advice of doctors in 2017.

Robyn Johnson. Photo by Switzerland County Sheriff's Office.

(Vevay, Ind.) - A mother charged in Switzerland County for the death of her two-year-old child has pleaded guilty.

Robyn Johnson was charged last September with Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death (level 1 felony).

Her two-year-old son born with short-bowel syndrome had undergone surgeries at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Against the advice of doctors at the hospital, Johnson removed her son from the hospital in June 2017.

The 39-year-old mother said she was unhappy the way he was treated in the emergency room.

A day after leaving the hospital, the child went into cardiac arrest at their home in Vevay and died.

Johnson was in Switzerland County Court on Wednesday. A conditional negotiated plea agreement was filed, according to court records.

She faces sentencing on Friday, May 17.

The case had previously been scheduled to go to trial in July.


Police: Mother Ignored Doctors' Pleas Before Two-Year-Old Died

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