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Kristen Bury, the Fla. woman convicted for death of her infant found dead in jail cell

September 12, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Kristen Bury, the Fla. woman convicted for death of her infant found dead in jail cell

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Kristen Bury, the mother of the 9-week-old infant who was killed in Florida in October 2015, was discovered dead in her prison cell on Saturday after an apparent suicide.

The 33-year-old Florida native was found guilty back in January and accepted a plea deal for the murder of her son, Chance Walsh, and sentenced to 25 years behind bars.

Sarasota Jail deputies noticed Bury unresponsive in her cell at approximately one a.m. on early Saturday and attempted to revive her. Doctors declared dead at a local hospital shortly after, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Lieutenant Joe Giasone stated that a preliminary investigation ruled suicide as the cause of death, although the investigation with the Medical Examiner’s Office is still ongoing.

The young infant was reported missing back in September 2015 when his grandma told Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office that she hadn’t seen baby Change in close to one month.

Kristen Bury and Joseph Walsh, the baby’s parents, initially claimed to family members that they had given away the child at a Georgia hotel, then reported that he was killed in a car accident in South Carolina. They later shifted their account and alleged that the baby was fine.

Police noticed blood on a bed and in the bathroom of the family’s apartment and then discovered the diaper-clad body in a grave along with blue medical gloves which were reportedly used by his father.

Walsh was arraigned on first-degree murder charges back in March, and his trial is scheduled for June.

Bury pleaded no contest to aggravated manslaughter of a child by culpable negligence. Part of her plea deal was that she would be forced to testify against her husband.

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