MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A Mathews County woman accused in the death of her 1-year-old son has pleaded guilty to several charges, including murder.
Court records show Miranda Gilbert pleaded guilty to murder and two counts of child abuse. Charges of first-degree murder and an additional child abuse count were nolle prossed, or withdrawn.
Gilbert was charged in February after her son was left alone in a bathtub and was scalded by the water. The child was taken to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, and died shortly after arrival.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 27, 2019.