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Violet Hinrichs, 20, poses for a portrait inside Orient Road Jail on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Hinrichs, who has an IQ of 60, says she didn't understand that she signed a plea agreement that would put her in jail for 5 years for abusing her infant son. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times]

Pasco mother's guilty plea to child abuse reopened amid competency questions

TAMPA — On Nov. 19, Violet Hinrichs shuffled into a Tampa courtroom, raised her right hand and pleaded guilty to charges that would put her in prison for five years. She was a week shy of her 20th birthday and as she stood before the judge, her oversized jail-issued jacket hung from her 5-foot-2 frame. Did she unde …

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