A Kentucky woman pleaded guilty in federal courtTuesday to first-degree felony manslaughter in the 2013 death of 2-month-old Thomas Castellon II, who was injured while she was babysitting him.
As part of her plea agreement, Sheilla E. Linares, 22, admitted she was babysitting the boy Dec. 3, 2013, at her Fort Campbell, Ky., home along with her two young children and Thomas' 3-year-old sister. She said Thomas became fussy while she was trying to complete her homework, do laundry and tend to the other children.
She admitted to authorities that she intentionally caused serious injury to Thomas but quickly realized it was wrong and put him in a swing, according to a news release fromU.S. District Court in Louisville, Ky.
When he became unresponsive, Linares called Thomas' mother and then 911.
An ambulance took the boy to the emergency room at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell. His condition deteriorated and he was transported toVanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.