Danbury Parents Plead No Contest in Child Neglect Case

Updated: 07/16/2014 5:47 PM
Created: 07/16/2014 5:33 PM

The parents of a Danbury, Wis., child who drowned in 2012 pleaded no contest to charges of child neglect.

Thomas Williams is charged with neglecting a child with a consequence of death, which is a felony. Jenna Danish has an amended charge of neglect, which is a misdemeanor. Both pleaded no contest on Wednesday.

Danish and Williams' 3-year-old daughter drowned just feet from their Danbury home in August of 2012.

The jury trial has been taken off the calendar. Both parents will be sentenced Sept. 22.

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