Michael Stagles pleads guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide

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Michael Stagles has pleaded guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide for not providing life-saving measures for his three-year-old daughter Brook Stagles. 

Stagles took a plea deal while appearing in court Friday. 

Michael Stagles admitted preventing the necessary medical care that resulted in Brook’s death between November 11, 2016 and November 13, 2016. 

Stagles will serve a minimum of 1 1/3 years in state prison, after which he will be eligible for release. He has already served about 7 months. 

If he is released after the minimum sentence is served, he will be under parole supervision. 

One condition of the plea deal is that Stagles has given up his right to appeal and to any post-conviction challenges. 

The sentencing for Stagles is scheduled for December 6 at 9:30 a.m. 

It was an emotional day in court for the grandfather of Brook Stagles after learning Michael has accepted the guilty plea. He told News 8 he’s feeling relieved about the news.

“Today was the first time I had talked to him in quite a few months,” said Geer. “So yeah he regrets everything, he’s going to live with it for the rest of his life and being in jail he might or might not make it back.” 

Stagles girlfriend, Erica Bell, was found guilty of Murder in the Second Degree and Manslaughter in the First Degree last Friday for her role in the death of Brook Stagles. 

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