Monday, 06 March 2017 12:46

Mother Pleads Guilty in Death of Infant Child

Andrea Walker Andrea Walker
MEMPHIS - Mar. 6, 2017 - A mother indicted in 2014 of the first-degree murder of her 7-week-old baby plead guilty today, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
In a plea agreed to by the State, Andrea Walker, 36, plead guilty to reckless homicide of baby Aniston Walker.  Judge Mark Ward approved the agreement and sentenced Walker to 4 years suspended sentence and ordered her to supervised probation.
Walker had been indicted on charges of first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse or aggravated child neglect or endangerment; aggravated child abuse involving neglect or endangerment of a child under age eight and aggravated child abuse and abuse of a corpse.
Andrea Walker told police she left baby Aniston at home with her 3-year-old brother on Jan. 9, 2014 and that when she returned 30 minutes later the baby was gone.
The body of Aniston Walker was found five weeks later in a ditch at Singleton Parkway, south of Highway 385 in Millington. 
The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.
The plea was handled by Asst. D.A. Reggie Henderson and Asst. D.A. Karen Cook.