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Michigan mom pleads guilty after second death of a child

  • A northern Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter
  • Lisa Rae Bryan, 32, accepted a plea deal on Tuesday in Emmet County court
  • She was charged with second-degree murder in the 2016 death of her daughter
  • Bryan admits she was sleeping with Isabella close to her chest when she died
  • This comes years after Bryan’s other infant drowned in 2010 with her in the bath 

Michigan woman Lisa Rae Bryan, 32, accepted a plea deal on Tuesday during her court hearing in Emmet County

A northern Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the suffocation of her infant daughter, her second criminal case in the death of a child.

Lisa Rae Bryan, 32, accepted a plea deal on Tuesday during her court hearing in Emmet County.

She was charged with second-degree murder in the 2016 death of her daughter, Isabella earlier this year.

A police report says Bryan changed her statement multiple times when questioned about her daughter’s death. 

Bryan still admits she was sleeping with Isabella close to her chest when the child died just weeks after birth. 

Prosecutor Jim Linderman says it’s a tough case, as there are no other witnesses to testify. 

‘Like all cases of this nature, it’s tough,’ Linderman said. 

‘It’s a case where it’s based on circumstantial evidence and statements made by the mother. It’s a tough case to prove.’ 

Bryan pleaded guilty in court this week to involuntary manslaughter in the suffocation of her infant daughter, her second criminal case in the death of a child

Bryan pleaded guilty in court this week to involuntary manslaughter in the suffocation of her infant daughter, her second criminal case in the death of a child

Linderman says there’s no sentencing agreement. Bryan will return to court on April 24.  

He added that there’s no sentencing agreement, although the maximum punishment would be 22 years and six months in prison.

Bryan would be eligible for parole after serving whatever minimum sentence is ordered. 

In 2010, her 50-day-year-old infant died in Tulsa, Oklahoma, while Bryan was taking a bath with her.

She was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in 2011 in Tulsa and served 15 months.  

Bryan also convicted of second-degree manslaughter for her other baby's 2010 drowning death

Bryan also convicted of second-degree manslaughter for her other baby’s 2010 drowning death



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