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Monday, Sep 10 2012 04:29 PM

Mother takes plea deal in connection with daughter's death


The mother of a 3-year-old girl who died from blunt force head trauma and abdominal injuries pleaded no contest Monday to four counts of willful cruelty to a child.

In return, charges of second-degree murder and assault on a child under 8 resulting in great bodily injury were dismissed against Angela Monique Hanna, according to Kern County Superior Court records. She is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 14.

Hanna's daughter, Trinity Hanna, died Jan. 24. Kern County sheriff's deputies reports filed in court say Angela Hanna's boyfriend, Eric Foster, confessed to physically abusing and killing Trinity.

Angela Hanna failed to report signs of the abuse, the reports say.

Foster has pleaded not guilty and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 18.

- The Californian

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