Woman enters guilty plea in infant’s 2017 death

DOVER — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to endangering the welfare of a child following her 1-year-old’s death in April 2017.

Chanel E. Green admitted to a Class E felony, which could bring up to five years in prison. Sentencing was deferred pending a pre-sentence investigation.

Level III probation was lifted by Superior Court Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. and Green must report to defense attorney Zachary George weekly via phone as she now lives out of state.
Delaware State Police said earlier that Green allowed the father’s child

Antonio Hughes to stay at her residence despite a second-degree child abuse conviction in 2016 involving the infant, along with an active no contact order.

Chanel E. Green

Police said the child was injured while in Mr. Hughes’ care in April 2017 and pronounced dead at a local hospital. He was charged with murder by abuse.

Citing Mr. Hughes’ ongoing case, Deputy Attorney General Stephen Smith, joined by DAG Stephen Welch, declined comment.
Mr. George declined comment afterward.
Level III probation involves, among other requirements:

Intensive supervision for at least the equivalent of one hour of supervision per day and no more than 56 hours of supervision per week. The emphasis is on supervision through increased community contacts.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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