Tucson man admits to killing girlfriend’s baby

Tucson man admits to killing girlfriend’s baby
Nicholes Liggens accepted a plea deal Monday, Feb. 10, and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of child abuse. (Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson man has admitted to killing his girlfriend’s baby.

Nicholes Liggens pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of child abuse Monday, Feb. 10.

The 21-year-old Liggens had been facing a charge of first-degree murder. He will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 6.

Authorities said Liggens was watching his girlfriend's 4-month-old baby in December 2018 when the child was found unresponsive at an apartment complex on Grant Road.

Investigators said the baby suffered significant head trauma and died a few days later at a local hospital.

Authorities said Liggens also hurt his girlfriend’s other child, a 3-year-old.

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