Mom pleads guilty to manslaughter

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BENTON COUNTY, Wash. - KEPR is continuing to follow the tragic accident that killed a Benton City baby last year.

Wendi Finkbeiner was in court today to settle her manslaughter case before it went to trial.

Finkbeiner accepted responsibility for the death of her one-year-old daughter.

She was negligent in leaving the baby unattended in the bathtub where she drowned.

The state expects to recommend a one year jail sentence that wouldn't have to be served behind bars. Finkbeiner has other children as well.

She will be sentenced next month.