Mother Pleads Guilty In Baby Dumping Case

An Athens mother pleads guilty to injury to a child, causing serious bodily injury.

Tiaka Barron, 21, is accused of killing her baby and dumping his body behind the Applebee's Restaurant on Highway 31, last year. Barron is also charged with capital murder.

Barron has waived her right to a jury trial, so a Henderson County judge will decide her fate. Sentencing is scheduled for June 3.

Julie Tam, reporting.