Cheyanne Wierichs of Algoma, who is alleged to have left her seven-month child in a bathtub as the baby drowned, registered a not guilty plea on Thursday to neglecting a child - consequence is death. The fatal drowning took place on February 9th in an Algoma residence. The complaint shows that Wierichs stated her son found the baby drowning. The complaint also says that Wierichs admitted to leaving the bathroom to connect her phone to a speaker, and then listening to a song before she heard splashing.
Wierichs faces a maximum penalty of twenty-five years in prison if convicted.