West Allis mom likely to plead not guilty in fire deaths
MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – A West
Allis woman is expected to plead not guilty to charges of felony child neglect
after losing three children in a fire last month.
Angelica D. Belen has a preliminary hearing set for Thursday morning. Belen is accused of leaving her 5-year-old
daughter and 4-year-old twin sons locked at home while she went to work.
Defense attorney Reyna
Morales says a not-guilty plea is standard at this stage in a felony case
because it allows the legal process to move forward.
Belen also faces six
misdemeanor counts of child neglect, which stem from allegations that she left
the twins and 1-year-old son unattended twice last month.
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