A 23-year-old Lincoln woman pleaded no contest
Monday to a felony child abuse charge for breaking her 4-month-old daughter’s arm.
Jimmatta Vinson took her daughter to the People's Health Center on Feb. 28, 2008, where the injury was discovered.
Prosecutors said Vinson said her daughter's heart monitor had gone off the night before and, as she pulled her out of a car seat, her left arm got caught in the strap. Vinson heard a pop, but didn't seek medical attention for the girl because she had an appointment scheduled the next day.
Deputy County Attorney Pat Condon said the heart monitor didn't go off that night, according to medical staff.
The girl and two siblings were taken into the state’s care.
Vinson's sentencing is set for June 22