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Woman pleads guilty again

on March 21, 2013 10:30 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh woman has pleaded guilty for the second time in the suffocation death of her 2-year-old daughter more than six years ago.

Ronda Watts, 31, leaded guilty Wednesday to a general count of homicide in the January 2007 death of Bryonna Watts.

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge David Cashman will determine her degree of guilt and sentence her Friday. Watts pleaded guilty in 2009 to a general homicide charge but withdrew the plea last year, saying her attorney had been ineffective.

In 2009, Cashman convicted her of first-degree murder and sentenced her to life in prison without possibility of parole.

Prosecutors said she placed a plastic bag over the child’s head, put the body in a cardboard box and left it in her closet.

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