(SALINA, Kan.) — A former Salina day care provider pleads guilty to a charge of aggravated battery.
Prosecutors say Amanda Castro shook a three-month-old baby when the child would not stop crying. During a preliminary hearing in April doctors said the baby suffered brain damage and had been in and out of the hospital.
Castro had been charged with child abuse and aggravated battery. While she initially entered a not guilty plea, prosecutors now say Castro has pleaded guilty to battery, the more serious of the two charges.
Her sentencing is set for January.