Baby sitter in train death gets deal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHer sentencing hearing was scheduled for June 2. “The court understood this was not something done on purpose or out of an abusive situation, but a tragic accident,” said Hatton’s attorney, Deputy Public Defender Craig Kennedy. As friends escorted Hatton out of the courtroom, Alexander’s father pointed at her and said, “It’s not over yet, it’s not over yet.” Neither of the boys’ parents knew Hatton. His mother, Nicole Wilson, had left Alexander and his brother with a friend, who in turn asked Hatton to watch the boys. Wilson testified about her son’s death during Friday’s hearing, blaming Hatton for not pulling Alexander from the tracks before the train hit him. Kennedy said that once she completes the parenting class, Hatton can ask to have her felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor. Alexander’s death spotlighted the shaky system of child care on which young single mothers sometimes rely.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN JOSE – A 21-year-old woman who was arrested after a toddler in her care wandered into the path of an oncoming train agreed to be sentenced to four years probation Friday as part of a plea deal that spared her from prison time. Katrina Hatton of San Jose was charged with felony child endangerment after 2-year-old Alexander Arriaga was struck and killed by the Amtrak train on Nov. 21. Under the deal approved by Superior Court Judge Jerry Nadler, she pleaded no contest to the charge and will have to pay up to $10,000 in restitution to the toddler’s family, attend parenting classes and undergo psychological counseling. If she had been convicted in a trial, Hatton had faced a maximum of 10 years in prison. last_img

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