Woman pleads guilty to child abuse leading to death of child

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Frederick woman has entered an Alford plea of guilty after child abuse which resulted in the death of a child, officials said.

Elizabeth Oxnard Tramonte, 23, plead guilty to the child abuse resulting in the death of 3-month-old Blake Tramonte. The incident happened on Nov. 11, 2013. Blake was pronounced dead at Frederick Memorial Hospital. An autopsy showed that the child had suffered ongoing physical abuse and the death was ruled as a homicide, with acute findings consistent with asphyxia, officials said.

The sentencing for Tramonte has been postponed until May 15.


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