STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. - The woman accused of manslaughter and child neglect in the death of her four month old child is changing her plea.
Twenty-five-year-old Justice Lange was set to stand trial for the charges starting on Monday. According to online records, a plea hearing is now set for Monday at 9 a.m. Lange pleaded not guilty to the two felonies in September.
Lange and her baby were reported missing out of Stutsman County on July 2. On July 6, Lange was found walking on a road in a rural area near Woodworth by a passing vehicle, according to authorities. She was taken to her grandparents’ home in Carrington, and then to the hospital.
Authorities began searching for the child, and with Lange's help, were able to locate the slough where she said she had been staying with the baby.
The child's body was found on July 7.