Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Teen Mom Faces Juvenile Term.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Rebecca Roybal Journal Staff Writer

Judge Accepts Plea Bargain

Crystal Gebler will be sentenced as a juvenile rather than an adult for the December death of her newborn baby girl.

On Friday, the bespectacled 16-year-old stood before Children's Court Judge Tommy Jewell and agreed to a plea of no contest to child abuse negligently permitted resulting in death.

The state agreed to dismiss her indictment. The District Attorney's Office had charged Gebler as a youthful offender on intentionally caused child abuse resulting in death; or in the alternative, negligently caused child abuse resulting in death or negligently permitted child abuse and tampering with evidence. …

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