Breanna Henson reaches plea deal in death of baby

Sentencing set for Jan. 27

Breanna Henson reaches plea deal in death of baby
Breanna Henson (Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson woman who was arrested after her infant daughter was found dead earlier this year agreed to a plea deal on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Breanna Henson pleaded guilty to a felony charge of endangerment. She will be sentenced on Jan. 27.

Henson was arrested on Jan. 24. Her 8-month-old daughter was found in a home in the 7700 block of East Apple Tree Drive near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Police said Henson was intoxicated and the baby’s body had puncture wounds and scratches on her body.

Henson was originally charged with child abuse.

The autopsy report said multiple injuries led to her death, but the manner of death was undetermined. Police said the injuries may have been caused by a dog, confirming there was a dog in the home at the time, but police did not say that the dog attacked the baby.

The dog, an 11-year-old German shepherd mix, was euthanized. An examination of the dog’s stomach contents revealed “human infant teeth and skeletal fragments."

Neither the TPD nor the autopsy report have said if Patricia was alive during the attack.

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