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Indianapolis mother sentenced to six years in missing baby Amiah case

Mother pleads guilty to missing daughter case

UPDATE: Judge Marie Kern accepted the previously reported plea on Friday and sentenced Robertson to 6 years for neglect of a dependent child, a level 5 felony. Robertson was given 637 days of credit for time served and 212 days credit for good behavior. The remaining sentence–1,341 days–was suspended to probation. The judge ordered Robertson to take parenting classes.

INDIANAPOLIS (WIBC) — Amber Robertson, whose 8-month-old daughter Amiah went missing without a trace in 2019, has pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent.

Robertson agreed to a plea deal that was submitted Tuesday, online court records show.

Court documents reveal that as part of a plea deal, prosecutors will drop several felony charges against Robertson, including neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury, a level 3 felony.

The plea deal requires Amber Robertson to avoid contact with her ex-boyfriend Robert Lyons, stay in the Marion County Jail until her sentencing, and undergo mental health evaluations.

In April, Lyons received a 16-year sentence for his involvement in Amiah’s disappearance, although although six years of that sentence are suspended.

After her baby daughter disappeared, investigators say Robertson waited seven days before contacting the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. She told the police that she had left Amiah with her boyfriend, Robert Lyons, so he could take the child to a babysitter.

The police found some of Amiah’s belongings close to McCarty Street near Eagle Creek, but her body was never recovered.

A sentencing date has not been announced.

A missing poster on a fence asks for help finding Amiah Robertson. (WISH Photo)

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