LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Rancho Palos Verdes woman pleaded no contest Tuesday in the death of her 2-year-old daughter.
Lacey Ann Mazzarella, 35, entered her plea to one count each of voluntary manslaughter, mayhem and child abuse resulting in her death.READ MORE: Deadly Multi-Vehicle Collision Strikes Apartment Building In Pacoima, Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Others Transported To Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among LAPD And LAFD Well Behind County Residents
According to prosecutors, Mazarella left her daughter in a car the evening of Sept. 22, 2019 in West Carson and returned early the next morning to find the child dead. The engine and heater were both left running, prosecutors said.MORE NEWS: Pursuit Suspect Attacks CHP Officers In Simi Valley
Mazarella is expected to be sentenced to 14 years and eight months in state prison during a Jan. 13 sentencing hearing, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.