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Friday, September 08, 2017 11:50 am

Warsaw man reaches plea agreement in death of 2-year-old

Associated Press

WARSAW -- A northern Indiana man who authorities say fatally beat his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter and then buried her body in a shallow grave has reached a plea agreement in the case.

WSBT-TV reported a hearing is scheduled for Monday on Christopher Grimmett changing his plea to guilty but mentally ill in the death of Adalin Stamper.

Authorities said the Warsaw man beat Adalin and buried her body in November behind his brother's home. An autopsy determined the child died from multiple blunt force injuries.

Grimmett's attorney said an agreement calls for a 50-year sentence. A motion to seek an insanity defense was filed earlier this year in the murder case.