Judge Rejects Plea Deal for Man Accused of Child Neglect
Henry is accused of leaving the children, ages 5, 2 and an infant, home alone in October.
MINOT, N.D.–A judge has rejected a plea agreement for a Minot man accused of leaving his three young children home alone and threatening a convenience store clerk with a knife.
The state agreed to the deal which would have dismissed some charges against 27-year-old Christian Joel Henry.
Among the charges against Henry are several counts of child neglect. He’s accused of leaving the children, ages 5, 2 and an infant, home alone in October.
The oldest child left the house in blizzard-like conditions to look for her parents before a neighbor found her and called police.
Henry is also accused of threatening the clerk with a knife in August about a stolen cell phone.