Iowa woman enters plea in child endangerment case

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport woman is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 2 for two counts of child endangerment.

The Quad-City Times says (http://bit.ly/14cQzRd ) 43-year-old Holly Johnson entered Alford pleas last week. In an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit the crime but does acknowledge prosecutors likely can prove the charge.

Johnson was convicted of physically abusing her daughter, making her live in a filthy home and allowing her to become malnourished.

The Iowa Department of Human Services deemed the home unfit for human habitation because a strong odor of animal urine and feces and a substantial amount of clutter and filthy clothes.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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