A Florida woman has accepted a plea deal after attempting to light her 1-year-old daughter on fire, Law And Crime reported.
In May of 2022, deputies from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of several fires at a truck stop in Tyre, New York. As firefighters put out the flames, they discovered a one-year-old inside the building, covered in a flammable fluid. The child’s four-year-old sibling, who was suffering from head injuries, was discovered in a nearby abandoned tractor-trailer. Their parents, Jamie Avery and Lisbeth Collado, were later found and arrested.
Initially charged with attempted aggravated murder, second-degree attempted murder, second-degree arson, second-degree attempted arson, and first-degree attempted assault, Collado has accepted a plea deal. In exchange for pleading guilty, the attempted child killer will now only be facing attempted assault charges. Avery had originally agreed to the plea deal as well, but then later filed a motion to withdraw his plea.
On May 10th, Collado is scheduled to reappear in court to be sentenced to an underwhelming nine years in prison and five years of parole. The whereabouts of the children are unknown to the public, but state officials say that they have recovered and are doing well.