Ardis Enos Sentenced To 11 Years For Killing Her Baby
An Ethete woman was sentenced to 11 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter for killing her baby a year ago, according to federal court records on Wednesday.
Ardis Sierra Enos, who was 20 at the time of her arrest and an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, was initially charged with first degree murder, according to federal court records.
As part of the plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Enos pleaded guilty in January to voluntary manslaughter with her sentence set at 11 years.
The case began March 27, 2014, when a emergency room doctor at the Lander Regional Hospital called the FBI to report Enos had been admitted for complications. Enos told the doctor she had given birth to a still-born baby and buried it in the yard of a residence in Ethete, according to the affidavit of FBI Special Agent David Donati and filed with U.S. District Court.
The Fremont County Coroner searched the area, which is outside the Wind River Indian Reservation, and found the body of a baby boy wrapped in a towel, according to the affidavit.