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Montana woman pleads no contest in connection with infant daughter’s death

Posted at 7:40 AM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 09:40:21-04

GREAT FALLS – Misty Marie Cutburth pleaded no contest Wednesday to one count of criminal endangerment in connection with the 2016 death of her 10-month-old daughter.

According to court documents, in January of 2016, police responded to a call of an unresponsive child at Cutburth’s apartment.

Great Falls Police Detective Noah Scott testified that the cause of death was hypothermia.

Scott also said they found meth paraphernalia in the home and Cutburth’s prints were the only ones on it.

They also found the baby had been exposed to "chronic methamphetamine use" during the final weeks of her life.

As part of a plea agreement, Cutburth will enter treatment court to receive a 10-year-deferred sentence.

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