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Jessica Adams withdraws guilty plea in death of her 5-yr-old son

By Matt Gerry, Web Producer
Published On: Aug 20 2013 09:50:48 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 20 2013 12:18:54 PM CDT

Woman changes plea

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

An Allentown woman who was scheduled to be sentenced for the beating death of her son has changed her plea.

Jessica Adams pleaded guilty last month to third degree murder for the death of her five-year-old son.

But she filed a request Monday to withdraw that plea.

Police say Adams beat her son at her home on North 12th Street last November and the boy died at the hospital the following day.