Davis Pleads Guilty in Fayette County Endangering Case

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Published on May 8 2014 9:21 am
Last Updated on May 8 2014 9:22 am
Written by Greg Sapp

A St. Elmo woman has pleaded guilty to a count of endangering the life or health of a child.  The charge stems from the death of her infant daughter.

24-year-old Heaven Davis was arrested after authorities alleged she allowed her child to be placed in circumstances that led to her death.  Davis was accused of leaving one-year-old Addison Scott of St. Elmo unattended with a person under age 14 and out of her sight, which authorities say was the proximate cause of Addison's death.

Davis entered an open plea, which means her sentence is yet to be determined.  However, authorities have agreed to seek no more than five years in prison.  The charge with which she is charged is a Class 3 felony, punishable in this case by anywhere from three to 10 years in prison.  Probation is also an option.

Davis' sentencing hearing is set for June 25.  Her bond Wednesday was reduced to $10,000.  She must undergo drug tests twice a week.

Davis was to go on trial later this month.