Post Falls Babysitter Pleads Guilty To Killing 3-Year-Old - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Post Falls Babysitter Pleads Guilty To Killing 3-Year-Old

POST FALLS, Idaho - The 26-year-old babysitter accused of killing a three-year-old she was watching pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Tuesday afternoon.

Amanda Skogen pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter and will be sentenced in February.

Prosecutors say Skogen violently shoved 3-year-old Cohen Johnson to the ground which resulted in a fatal injury.

Officers responded to the 500 block of North Elm Road for a report of a 3-year-old boy who was breathing but unresponsive. When officers arrived on scene  they were told by the babysitter she was attempting to remove urine soaked clothes from the child when he became "limp."

Medical personnel arrived on scene and transported the child to Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene. Initially medics believed the child might have ingested something that caused him to slip into his unresponsive state.

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