- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) - A central Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to child neglect charges in connection with her 1-year-old daughter’s death.

Thirty-three-year-old Jessica Wagoner of Greenfield accepted the plea agreement with Hancock County prosecutors Wednesday. That follows a jury’s verdict last week convicting her husband, Matthew Wagoner, of a murder charge for Zoey Wagoner’s death.

Authorities say Zoey died May 28 after suffering traumatic injuries to her head and abdomen.

Prosecutor Brent Eaton tells the (Greenfield) Daily Reporter (https://bit.ly/1NS5LF6 ) that Jessica Wagoner wasn’t home when Zoey was fatally injured, but that she had agreed with child welfare workers to keep Zoey and her two other children away from her husband.

A murder charge against Jessica Wagoner was dropped in the plea agreement. A judge scheduled her sentencing for March 2.

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Information from: (Greenfield) Daily Reporter, https://www.greenfieldreporter.com


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