Mother pleads guilty in death of infant son

(Photo Provided/Delaware County Jail)
(Photo Provided/Delaware County Jail)

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A mother has pleaded guilty in the death of her infant son.

According to Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office, 20-year-old Sheryl Wallace plead guilty Tuesday morning in the death of her 5-month-old son.

Wallace was charged with neglect of a dependent and obstruction of justice.

The child’s father, Cory Wallace, was sentenced last month to 72 years in prison in the death of the child.

Investigators said in February 2015, Cory Wallace dropped his 5-month old son on the floor, which documents later said the child died of blunt force trauma.  Wallace then set the house on fire in order to cover up the child’s death, according to investigators. However, it was later discovered that the child had died before the fire was set.

Sheryl Wallace is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 5, 2017.