- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Minot woman to probation for fracturing her 2-year-old daughter’s skull.

Roberta Josephine Plentychief pleaded guilty to Class B felony child abuse. The Minot Daily News (https://bit.ly/2loajR1 ) reports the charge could have sent Plentychief to prison for 10 years. But prosecutors agreed to a plea deal that called for her to be sentenced to a year in prison, with all time suspended except for 140 days she already has served in jail.

Plentychief will be on supervised probation for 18 months. She also must register as an offender against children, and complete a chemical dependency and parenting evaluation.

Her attorney says Plentychief was 19 when she threw her daughter to the floor in January 2016.

The victim and Plentychief’s younger child are in foster care.


Information from: Minot Daily News, https://www.minotdailynews.com

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