Okemos woman pleads guilty to death of newborn

Posted at 11:37 AM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 11:37:38-04

An Okemos woman, Melissa Mitin, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her newborn daughter on Friday, March 18th in Ingham County Circuit Court.

She was charged with murder and child abuse in the death of her daughter in 2013. Mitin also gave birth to a son in December of 2014 while she was out on bond on those charges. That child is missing, and is presumed dead.

The guilty plea was part of a plea arrangement with Ingham County prosecutors.

As a result of the guilty plea, she will be sentenced to no less than 27.5 years.

She will be sentenced in Judge Jamo's courtroom on April 13.