MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A Wisconsin man accused of fatally running over his 2-year-old son and stabbing the boy's mother has entered a plea deal just as his trial was to begin.
Thirty-two-year-old Jesus Castillo-Dimas pleaded no contest to first-degree reckless homicide Monday for the 2012 death of his son, Yandel Castillo-Castillo.
Castillo-Dimas also pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree intentional homicide for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend, Maria Castillo-Castillo, who was the boy's mother. She survived the attack.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports the plea agreement was finalized Monday morning as jury selection was scheduled to begin.
Castillo-Dimas would have faced a mandatory life prison sentence if convicted on the original first-degree intentional homicide charge.
As part of the plea agreement, Castillo-Dimas abandoned his insanity defense. Sentencing is set for June 12.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A homicide case against a man accused of running over his own 2-year-old son with an SUV in Fitchburg has been suspended after the man was found incompetent to stand trial.
A Wisconsin State Journal report says 31-year-old Jesus A. Castillo-Dimas had his case suspended Thursday. He's charged with first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. He's accused of running over Yandel Castillo-Castillo, and also trying to stab his son's mother and her boyfriend. He'd been scheduled to face trial next month but that's been postponed.
He'll now receive mental health treatment for up to a year or until he regains competency. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
A message left with his defense attorney was not immediately returned.