Wisconsin man who ran over son enters plea deal

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man accused of fatally running over his 2-year-old son and stabbing the boy’s mother has entered a plea deal just as his trial was to begin.

Thirty-two-year-old Jesus Castillo-Dimas pleaded no contest to first-degree reckless homicide Monday for the 2012 death of his son, Yandel Castillo-Castillo.

Castillo-Dimas also pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree intentional homicide for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend, Maria Castillo-Castillo, who was the boy’s mother. She survived the attack.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the plea agreement was finalized Monday morning as jury selection was scheduled to begin.

Castillo-Dimas would have faced a mandatory life prison sentence if convicted on the original first-degree intentional homicide charge.

As part of the plea agreement, Castillo-Dimas abandoned his insanity defense. Sentencing is set for June 12.

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