Houston mom whose child found dead in refrigerator enters guilty plea

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Houston mother whose child was found dead in a refrigerator has pleaded guilty to injury to a child by omission.

The death of 9-year-old Ayahna Comb was ruled a homicide when she was found two years ago. The attorney for Amber Keyes says she was overwhelmed with her daughter's death, but she did not die from being put in the refrigerator.

"That's not why the child died," said attorney Joseph Owmby. "The child died over a period of time that includes not taking the child to the doctor as the state alleges."

She will return on March 24 for sentencing.
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