Tucson Mother Admits to Starving Baby to Death; May Get Parole

A Tucson woman told a judge on Wednesday that she starved her baby, Kimberlie, which caused the baby's death in August of 2008.

In Pima County Superior Court, 27-year-old Terri Sullivan admitted to starving the baby after she was born in July 2008, as well as failing to get help when it was clear the child was dying.

It seems that Sullivan basically just popped out the kid and then flat-out ignored her until the baby ultimately died. When authorities found baby, she was "extremely malnourished and emaciated," according to court documents uncovered by KPHO.

Her husband, Scott Sullivan, was also charged in the baby's death but has opted to go trial rather than cut a deal with prosecutors.

Terri Sullivan's deal includes an agreement to serve a life term in prison with parole possible after 25 years.

Scott Sullivan's trial is scheduled February 23. If convicted, he could receive a sentence of life without parole or life with parole possible after 35 years.

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