So sad! The woman who left a hair dryer running to warm her baby daughter on a freezing night has pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the baby’s death. Doctors said the baby’s temperature was 108 when she died.
Brigit Hippen, of Hutchinson, Kansas, had been scheduled to go on trial for a second time on a charge of second-degree murder.
Instead, she pleaded to the lesser charge in Reno County District Court.
She’ll be sentenced on February 24th, two years and one day after two-month-old Karina Perez died of hypothermia. Hippen told investigators she placed a running hair dryer near Karina’s crib to keep the baby warm, then fell asleep.
Hippen’s first trial ended in a mistrial. She still faces trial for a separate case in which she is charged with felony criminal damage to property and misdemeanor battery in a separate incident. The trial in that case is tentatively set for February 28.
This case centres on an incident which occurred on May 29 of last year, when she allegedly punched another woman in the face for dancing with her boyfriend.
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