Twin Falls man takes plea deal in manslaughter case

Twin Falls man takes plea deal in manslaughter case

Credit: Twin Falls Police

Lane Buddenhagen

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 19 at 3:52 PM

TWIN FALLS -- A 20-year-old Twin Falls man has reached a plea agreement in the August 2011 death of his fiance's 3-year-old son.

The Times-News reports Lane Alan Buddenhagen was originally charged with first-degree murder, but the charge was amended to voluntary manslaughter in the plea agreement reached Friday.

An amended indictment alleged the boy sustained a catastrophic brain injury while in Buddenhagen's care, but that the death was not premeditated.

Prosecutors will ask for a maximum of 10 years fixed prison time for Buddenhagen when he is sentenced on Nov. 2.

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