Linn woman pleads not guilty in drowning death of son

A Linn woman accused of leaving her 2-month-old son unattended in a bath, which led to his death in March, pleaded not guilty to the charges against her Tuesday.

Rachel Sweet, 28, waived her right to a preliminary hearing. She was then bound over to the circuit court for possible trial.

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Sweet is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and involuntary manslaughter.

A probable cause statement filed by Osage County Sheriff Carl Fowler shows ...


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