Minnesota mother pleads guilty in son's death

Published On: Dec 18 2012 06:16:31 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 18 2012 06:16:00 AM CST
ANOKA, Minn. (AP) -

An Anoka mother has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of her 3-year-old son last year.

Forty-one-year-old Elizabeth Moorman also pleaded guilty to child neglect Friday.

Moorman's ex-boyfriend, Anthony Urban, pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder in the boy's death.

The boy was flown to HCMC on Aug. 30, 2011. Urban told police he punched the boy in the side of head after the boy tried to bite him. The boy fell and hit his head on the bathroom floor.

Urban told police Moorman neglected to take the boy to the hospital until the next evening because she had warrants out for her arrest. The boy died days later.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Urban is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 11 and Moorman Feb. 8.