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Mother offered lesser sentence in death of infant son

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A mother charged in the death of her 8-month-old son changes her plea and is offered a lesser sentence.

Geneva Walters pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and wanton endangerment Wednesday morning.

Walters said she gave her 8-month-old son Michael Xavier Cowherd an adult dose of a common allergy medication in January 2010, then put the infant in a bathtub. She said left him there for a few minutes, and when she returned, he had drowned.

As part of her plea, prosecutors recommended a 5-year sentence. But she will be released on shock probation after serving 60 days, and can stay out of jail as long as she stays out of trouble.

Walters will be formally sentenced next month.

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