Babysitter who left toddler’s body in field pleads guilty

Jhornee M. Bland (Photo provided by Wichita Police Department)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The babysitter of a Wichita child whose body was found in a field last year has pleaded guilty to interfering with a police investigation.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 26-year-old Tyerria Miles pleaded guilty Monday to interfering with the investigation of the May 2016 death of 2-year-old Jhornee Bland.

Miles had been caring for Jhornee in the days before her death and had initially told the police she had left the child with a friend. She later admitted that she moved Jhornee’s body to a field after her death.

The coroner wasn’t able to determine the cause of death.

Court records show that Miles is scheduled for sentencing on June 28.

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