Mother Pleads No Contest in Child's Death

By: News Ten
By: News Ten
Amber Murphy pleads no contest to manslaughter in the 2009 death of her 9-month-old son in Jackson County.

MGN Online

JACKSON - There will be no trial for a woman accused of murdering her nine-month-old child five years ago. Amber Murphy pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of manslaughter Thursday in Jackson County circuit court. She faces a potential 15-year prison sentence.

Murphy had been charged with murder and child abuse. The child abuse charge was dropped.

Murphy was due to go to trial Monday.

Murphy's son, Seth, died in 2009 from blunt force trauma to his head. The murder and child abuse charges were not brought against Amber Murphy until June of 2012. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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