Couple admit causing death of teenage daughter

Posted at 2:58 PM, Dec 22, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-17 14:58:22-05

A father and mother now admit being responsible for the death of their teenage daughter.

Jeremy and Astrid Ikeler pleaded guilty Monday to criminally negligent homicide. Jeremy also pleaded guilty to second degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

The Ikelers were arrested in August and charged with causing the death of their 15-year-old daughter Marissa, who suffered a seizure in January that was so severe she stopped breathing and later died.

Authorities say the Ikelers failed to get Marissa the medication she needed or take her to specialists.

Jeremy also sexually abused a child under the age of 13 several times over the last year.

The couple has two other young daughters, who are now being cared for by a relative.