Happening today: Woman accused of leaving 4-year-old boy in hot car to die to be sentenced

ORLANDO, Fla. — The state is set to ask a judge to proceed with the sentencing for an Orlando woman accused of leaving a 4-year-old boy to die in a hot car.

Investigators said Mariah Butler left her boyfriend’s son, Logan Starling, in a hot SUV in the parking lot of the Elite Preparatory Academy in October 2018.

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Last year, prosecutors and the Butler’s attorney agreed to a plea deal, which would have meant probation only.

A judge accepted it at first, but then rejected it.

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The process was then put on hold because of the pandemic.

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The woman is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.