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.