The western Iowa woman accused of lying about her 5-year-old daughter having cancer in order to solicit thousands of dollars in donations has reached a plea agreement to avoid a trial.
Thirty-year-old Leatha Slauson of Atlantic was scheduled to go to trial next Tuesday in Mills County on 20 charges, ranging from felony child endangerment to first-degree theft.
But, Cass County Attorney Daniel Feistner confirmed Thursday that a plea deal has been reached to settle the case. Details of the agreement will be released Monday at a court hearing.
Authorities said, in addition to lying about the cancer, Slauson inserted a feeding tube into the 5-year-old girl and gave her drugs and cannabis oil.