Bradenton mom accused of putting daughter's body in freezer accepts plea

Court records show a plea hearing is scheduled for a woman accused of killing her daughter and putting her body in a freezer.

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The plea hearing for Keishanna Thomas began Wednesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.

33-year-old Thomas is accused of killing her 11-year-old daughter and placing her body in a freezer in 2015. She has since accepted a plea bargain for 65 years and second-degree murder.

Thomas said her reasoning for taking the plea instead of going to court circulated around her children.

A 26-page report from Child Protective Services outlines a history of child abuse investigations against Janiya Thomas' mother, Keishanna Thomas. Some of the allegations dating back to before 11-year-old Janiya was born.

Earlier: 7 CPID workers disciplined in Janiya Thomas case

More: Janiya update: 26-page report details history of abuse

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