HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A Hastings woman whose 9-year-old son is charged with fatally shooting his 4-year-old brother has pleaded no contest to a lesser child-abuse charge.
Court records say the 30-year-old woman was convicted Monday of felony negligent child abuse resulting in injury.
Prosecutors had lowered the charge in exchange for her plea. Her sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 28.
Her 31-year-old boyfriend has pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent child abuse resulting in serious injury. His sentencing is set for Sept. 22.
Her older son has been charged with manslaughter, accused of using a .22-caliber rifle to fatally wound his younger brother in April.
The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles accused of crimes, so the AP is not naming the adults or children involved in the case.
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