Sentencing is scheduled Dec. 18, the same day Catherine Lowe’s husband Wesley goes on trial on a negligent homicide charge in the same case.
Catherine Lowe pleaded in the death of Celeste Lowe in January 2011.
The couple took the child to the hospital saying she had a stomach virus. The medical team concluded the child had been dead for some time.
The Lowes were charged with negligent homicide and the charge against the step-mother was upgraded to first-degree murder, then downgraded to second-degree, and ultimately barged to manslaughter.
The sentence range for that crime is 10-40 years and the bargain calls for a maximum of 25.