Step-Mother Pleads Guilty In Death Of 4-Year-Old Girl


A woman changed her plea to guilty in connection with the death of her 4-year-old step daughter.

Ashley Young of The Plans withdrew her plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday and entered a guilty plea.

Young, 26, is charged with murder, aggravated murder, tampering with evidence, endangering children, and attempted aggravated possession of drugs.

According to the Athens County Prosecutor's Office, Young physically assaulted her step-daughter, causing her death. Young then attempted to conceal evidence.

Prosecutors said that Young then tried to buy Percocet from a local drug dealer.

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