Mom pleads guilty to second-degree murder in toddler's death

A 38-year-old mother from an Interlake First Nation has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her 21-month-old child.

A publication ban imposed this week prevents CBC News from naming the victim and reporting other facts — like the mother's identity — that may identify the victim.

A charge of failing to provide the necessities of life is expected to be formally dropped, says defence lawyer Mike Cook.

Sentencing is scheduled to take place on July 26.

The father still faces charges of manslaughter and failing to provide the necessities of life in the toddler's death.