A teenage Modesto mother accused of trying to place rat poison in her month-old baby's formula bottle accepted a plea deal that will result in a six-year prison sentence.
Cashel Sophia Phin, 18, had been charged with attempted murder, two counts of soliciting to commit murder and one count of willful poisoning. She pleaded guilty Monday morning to a single count of soliciting to commit murder; Deputy District Attorney Beth O'Hara Owen dismissed the remainder of the charges in return.
The infant, Anna, was healthy and safe after her mother was arrested.
-- The Modesto Bee