Mom charged in daughter's death accepts plea to avoid trial

Victim's mother Janet Tyburski. (Source: North Ridgeville Police)
Victim's mother Janet Tyburski. (Source: North Ridgeville Police)
Victim's sister Hannah Tyburski. (Source: Lorain County Jail)
Victim's sister Hannah Tyburski. (Source: Lorain County Jail)

LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A Lorain County woman charged with murder in the suffocation death of her 26-year-old daughter accepted a plea deal Wednesday before her scheduled trial next week.

Janet Tyburski, 47, pleaded guilty to killing Rachele in her Lakewood home in March of 2015 and then dumping her body in a North Ridgeville field.

"It's something I have to live with and I'm so sorry to everybody for those actions," she said in court.

Her other daughter Hannah is accused of helping her mom move the body.

"Involving my other daughter who was just going about her business as a college student and involving her to assist me in moving her sister's body. It's something I have to live with and I'm so sorry," Janet said in court.

Tyburski was charged with aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Under the plea deal, she was sentenced to life in prison and must serve 19 years before parole will be considered.

"I just want to thank my entire friends and family for their support. My mother-in-law, my friend John and everyone, the Lakewood community for their support of my grandson. Everyone has been such a blessing through all this so thank you," she told the court.

Hannah is charged with tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse, and obstructing justice. As part of the plea, Hannah will face a misdemeanor charge.

Her next court date has not been set.

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