Jodie Shelly pleaded no contest to two counts of misdemeanor negligent child abuse. Prosecutors had lowered the charges from felonies in exchange for her pleas. Her sentencing is set for Aug. 31.
Shelly’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Ryan Roberts, was sentenced in May to five years on two counts of child abuse. Roberts acknowledged backhanding Shelly’s 1-year-old son after the boy bit him in January.
A court document says Shelly acknowledged having an anger problem and that “she grabs her daughter too firmly when she is whining or arguing with her brother.” The document says Shelly acknowledged angrily tossing her daughter onto a couch from a few feet away in January.