Mother pleads guilty to role in son's beating death

By Michael Addison - email

DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) -  The mother of 18-month old John Thomas Brewer, Holly Brewer, has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to Second Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile, according to the Beauregard Parish District Attorney's Office.

D.A. David Burton says a sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 12. Burton says Brewer will be sentenced by Judge Kerry Anderson on August 26 at 10 a.m.

Brewer was arrested in July of last year on charges of Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile.  

Her arrest came after an investigation into the death of her 18-month-old child, John Thomas, who was brought to a local hospital with severe head trauma. brewer had left the child in the custody of Jeffery P. Denby, who has since been found guilty of First Degree Murder.

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