Plea deal likely for Birmingham mom accused of killing son


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    A Birmingham, Iowa, mother accused of starving her infant son to death is preparing to plead guilty.

    Angel Poole was arrested in March 2017 after a lengthy investigation into the death of her infant son, Judah Wessels.

    She was charged with Child Endangerment Causing Death, a Class B felony.

    According to court documents filed this week, Poole is preparing to plead guilty to Child Endangerment Causing Serious Injury, a Class C felony.

    She will apparently admit that she "knowingly acted in a manner that created a substantial risk to the health and welfare" of her son.

    She will be sentenced on Jan. 25.

    Court documents don't indicate what her punishment will be.

    It is likely that Poole, 25, cut her prison time with the plea.

    The maximum sentence on the original B felony charge is 25 years. A Class C felony carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

    According to prosecutors, Judah Wessels was healthy seven-pound baby when he was born in May 2016.

    At the time of his death in July, he weighed just five pounds.

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