Mom convicted of manslaughter after starving baby

7-week-old baby died in 2014

Stephen Williams Jr. and Amanda Hancock, Feb. 17, 2015 (Douglas County Sheriff's Office)
Stephen Williams Jr. and Amanda Hancock, Feb. 17, 2015 (Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon woman has pleaded no contest to first-degree manslaughter in the starvation death of her baby.

The News-Review of Roseburg reports that 23-year-old Amanda Hancock’s trial had been scheduled to start Wednesday. She now awaits sentencing.

Hancock and the baby’s father, Stephen Williams, were arrested in Glendale last year after an autopsy determined the 7-week old baby died of starvation. The father pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go on trial next April.

According to court documents, the couple told detectives they fed milk to the baby multiple times each day but never took him to a doctor. Williams told investigators he thought the baby had lost weight, but didn’t call the doctor because that was Hancock’s responsibility.

The couple told police they worked in the online porn industry and that Hancock would self-lactate to people that would pay to watch her online.

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