Plants Deal Questioned
A plea deal was reached in the Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants battery case, but there is some concern that the deal isn't legal. Sid Bell is a former McDowell County Prosecutor and is the special prosecutor, and he's filed a motion asking the agreement reached Wednesday to be altered or put aside. The charges would be dropped if Plants meets certain conditions for one year under the deal. He's charged with domestic battery of his 11-year-old son, for what he says was discipline. At issue, is whether pre-trial agreements can happen in domestic violence, and usually intervention programs are required.