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Karen Carr, 44, had been charged with involuntary manslaughter, but she pleaded guilty in Alexandria Circuit Court to lesser charges of child endangerment and performing an invasive procedure without a license.

Her plea acknowledges she was not licensed and the baby's death, Sept. 11, resulted from her negligence. Prosecutors said Carr agreed to perform a high-risk breech delivery in the Alexandria home after others refused and turned the baby's family away because of the risk.

Carr was sentenced to five days in jail and ordered to pay back the $3,200 fee she charged the parents.

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