Mail opened at jail complicates baby murder case

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Wyoming woman charged with the murder of her baby on Thursday turned down a plea deal that would have given her a minimum sentence of 15 to 25 years in prison.

Her decision means 23-year-old Lovily Johnson will take her chances with a jury. If convicted, she could spend the rest of her life behind bars.

She faces charges of murder and first-degree child abuse, accused of leaving her 6-month-old son Noah strapped in a car seat in a stifling Wyoming apartment for days before he died in July 2017.

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