Anderson trial ends with plea agreement

Kelley Anderson of Blackfoot pleaded guilty to a reduced and amended felony charge of injury to a child on Friday.
Staff Writer

Friday would have been day four for the felony case of Kelley Anderson in the case of the State of Idaho versus Anderson. The case ended as Anderson pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to one reduced and amended felony charge of injury to a child.
The maximum sentence Anderson could face is one to 10 years in prison and/or be fined $50,000. He could also face a civil fine of $5,000.
Bingham County Prosecutor Cleve Colson said, "If the judge orders it, the civil fine of $5,000 would go directly to the victim."
Anderson's sentencing will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, before Seventh Judicial District Judge Bruce Pickett.
Explaining his client's decision, defense attorney Justin Oleson said, "He is so upset about this whole thing. He hopes this plea will allow them (his son's family) some comfort."
Colson said, "Based on the facts and circumstances throughout this trial; we (his office) have worked diligently with the victim and her family. Ultimately the case was resolved on that charge."
For the complete story, read the Saturday, March 11, edition of the Morning News.