SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A judge has rejected a plea deal for a man charged in the death of his 4-year-old son.
WYMT-TV (bit.ly/ZQneqq) reports James Garcia had agreed in February to plead guilty to reckless homicide in the 2011 death of Cameron Mullins in exchange for a 16-month sentence. Garcia was originally charged with manslaughter in the case.
A medical examination determined the boy died of a head injury, but he had several injuries to other areas of his body as well.
After the judge rejected the deal on Friday, Garcia's lawyers filed a motion asking the judge to recuse herself.
A hearing on that matter will be held next week.
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