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Dad Charged In Death Of Toddler Freed

STOCKTON – The court has ordered the release of a father charged with killing his infant child after attorneys reached a plea deal Wednesday.

STOCKTON – The court has ordered the release of a father charged with killing his infant child after attorneys reached a plea deal Wednesday.

Donald Lee Wilson, 23, had been headed for trial in the death of his 4-month-old son, Brandon Wilson, who medical doctors determined had traumatic brain injuries.

But in a sudden agreement at a pretrial hearing Wednesday, the prosecutor and defense attorney made a deal that allowed Wilson to be released from the San Joaquin County Jail immediately.

Wilson pleaded no contest to felony child abuse and an enhancement of infliction of great bodily injury.

The conviction is attached to a nine-year prison sentence, but that penalty was replaced with probation time by San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Xapuri Villapudua who made the attorneys’ agreement official.

“He would be allowed to return with his wife and stepchildren,” Villapudua said. Wilson will serve five years probation and is ordered to attend a one-year child-abuser treatment program.

If Wilson violates the sentence terms, he may be ordered to serve the nine-year prison sentence…Read More

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