Wabeno man reaches plea deal on child abuse charges

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CRANDON - A Wabeno man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a child abuse charge while four other counts, including attempted homicide, were dismissed as part of a plea deal.

Brandon Brunette will be sentenced Oct. 14, according to online court records.

Brunette tossed his girlfriend's 19-month-old son across a room into a wall or TV stand. Investigators say boy suffered a fractured skull.

Prosecutors reserved the right to re-file homicide charges should the boy die before Oct. 18 - which would be a year and a day after the crime.