A babysitter accused of felony child abuse pleaded no contest Friday in Douglas County District Court.
Twenty-five-year-old Mona Walker punched 3-month-old Lauren Wentz twice with her closed fist and then slammed the little girl’s head into a door on March 26th.
Walker said she was frustrated because the baby wouldn't stop crying.
Lauren was seriously injured and spent months in the hospital, requiring intensive therapy and her long-term outlook is not promising. "She has zero chance of ever being normal," father Jared Wentz says one doctor told him.
He and Lauren's mother Emily are still hopeful. The baby has started smiling again and has rolled over a few times.
Walker will be sentenced November 19th. She could receive from one to 20 years in prison.