Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 26, 2013

Danville mom pleads guilty in infant’s death


Associated Press

DANVILLE, Va. — A Danville woman faces up to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from her infant son’s death.

Media outlets report that 21-year-old Michelle Lynn Pruitt pleaded guilty Monday in Danville Circuit Court to felony murder and child abuse and neglect. She’s scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 10.

Pruitt’s 2-month-old son, Alphonza O’Brien Fuller III, died on April 19.

Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman says the child suffered blunt force trauma to his chest, head trauma and multiple fractures to the ribs on two days. The injuries occurred on April 3 and April 19.