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.