The mother of a baby found in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center last year pleaded guilty to the charges against her Wednesday, but received no jail time.
Greenville police said two workers at the arena found the boy up to his neck in water while cleaning the women's bathroom Feb. 4, 2011.
Jessica Blackham, 24, who police said is the baby's mother, was charged with two counts of felony child abuse and one count of unlawful neglect of a child. She was released from jail on a $30,000 bond.
According to court documents, the Greenville County grand jury met on July 31 and indicted Blackham on charges of unlawful conduct towards a child and infliction of great bodily injury on a child. The case was expected to proceed to trial.
Days after the boy was found, the Department of Social Services said a foster family had been lined up for the child.
Blackham's parents told the judge presiding over her bond hearing that Blackham doesn't remember much about the events at the Bi-Lo Center. They also said their daughter has amnesia.
The judge sentenced Blackham to five years in prison, but suspended the sentence to a year of home detention and three years of probation.