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Grand Rapids-area mom pleads no contest in child's death

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The mother of a 10-month-old girl who was dehydrated and malnourished has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder, two days after her husband was convicted in the child's death. Tatiana Fusari will serve a minimum of 25 years in prison. Mary Welch weighed just 8 pounds, a newborn's weight, when she died in 2018 at her home in northern Kent County. A jury on Monday convicted Seth Welch of murder and child abuse. He faces life in prison without parole.