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Phoenix woman pleads guilty to child abuse in death of daughter

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 17:34:13-04

A Phoenix woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse in criminal case stemming from the death of her 4-year-old daughter in 2013.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Melissa Centeno entered the guilty plea Tuesday.

She had been charged with first-degree murder and two counts of child abuse.

A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled Wednesday for co-defendant Sergio Luiz.