Mount Vernon mother pleads guilty in death of baby

Deasia Bartee admitted to repeatedly hitting her daughter, 14-month-old Samia Yusuf.

Deasia Bartee admitted to repeatedly hitting her daughter, 14-month-old Samia Yusuf. (2/15/17)

MOUNT VERNON - A Mount Vernon mother faces up to 25 years in prison for the death of her baby daughter.

Deasia Bartee, 27, pleaded guilty to manslaughter. She admitted to repeatedly hitting 14-month-old Samia Yusuf in the back last August, causing internal bleeding and a spine fracture.

Police say they found the baby unresponsive inside the family's home on Washington Street.

Bartee will be sentenced next month.

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