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Mother charged in infant death enters plea

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S. SIOUX CITY, NE (KWWL) -- A South Sioux City woman charged in the death of her infant daughter has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge. 

Nicole Ramirez was originally charged with child abuse resulting in death. Her 2-month old daughter, Abrieana Rena Mace, died last August. 

Ramirez pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of child abuse in Dakota County District Court. Online court records show she was sentenced Monday to 160 days in jail. 

An autopsy shows the baby died of asphyxiation after rolling over and lying face down in a chair. Police say she was propped up in a recliner and wasn't checked on for hours.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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