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Prosecutor: Plea deal offered in baby death case

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WAUSAU (WAOW) – A 33-year-old Wausau mother of four children who was charged with concealing the death of a baby has reached a plea agreement, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

A plea hearing has been set for April 1 to resolve two separate criminal cases against Zoua Yang, including one felony count of concealing the death of a child, Marathon County Assistant District Attorney Amanda Jadin said.

Jadin declined comment on details of the plea offer that she made to Yang. Yang's attorney did not immediately return a telephone message Tuesday.

Police records say Yang told investigators she gave birth to a stillborn child in a bathroom at a Wausau home on Oct. 10, placed the baby in a bag and put the bag in a dumpster.

Police learned of the incident Oct. 16 and conducted an unsuccessful search of a landfill in Ringle for the remains, according to police records.

During the investigation, which began with an anonymous tip, Yang told investigators that she didn't know she was pregnant, police records said.

Yang is a mother of four other children who are no longer in her custody, police said.

The maximum punishment for concealing the death of a child is 3.5 years in prison.

The other case that's part of the plea agreement was filed in December 2012 and accused Yang of two misdemeanor counts of neglecting a child, according to online court records.

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