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Great Falls woman changes plea in death of 10-month-old

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UPDATE: Misty Cutburth, changed her plea from not guilty to no contest for one count of criminal endangerment of a child.  That means she will not plead "guilty" or "not guilty." Judge Pinski accepted the plea. And will allow her to attend drug treatment court as part of her bail conditions. 
she was arrested in 2016 in connection to the death of her 10 month old daughter. The lead detective of the case took the stand Wednesday, and said the cause of death was determined to be hypothermia. However after further tests also showed the infant had also been repeatedly exposed to methamphetamine. 


A Great Falls woman has pleaded "not guilty" in the death of her 10-month-old daughter. 

Misty Cutburth appeared in Cascade County District Court today for her plea hearing on a felony criminal endangerment charge. 

KFBB was on scene back in January, when police responded to reports of an unresponsive child. Court documents allege the window in the room where they found the baby's bassinet was wide open, and that the temperature the night before was proximately 32 degrees.  Hair samples from the child showed she was continuously exposed to methamphetamine.

The child's body was sent to the State Crime lab in Missoula, where they found earring backs and sunflower seeds in her stomach. However, officials could not determine a cause of death.

 Cutburth is no longer in custody after having bonded out. Her trial is expected to begin September 19th.

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