SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The boyfriend of a grandmother accused of beating her grandchildren has pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse.
As part of his plea agreement, 48-year-old Angel Deherrera has also agreed to testify against his girlfriend, 45-year-old Charlissa Sireech. The Fort Duchesne man will be sentenced in January.
The agreement came after Deherrera allegedly told prosecutors that he didn't harm his girlfriend's two grandsons on the Uintah-Ouray Indian reservation, but also did NOTHING to stop the abuse.
Sireech has pleaded innocent to seven felony counts of assault. She remains jailed pending a trial.
She is accused of throwing a four-year-old and his three-year-old brother to the hardwood floor repeatedly and burning the younger boy with a curling iron in late August.
According to court documents, she was angry because the boys spoke Spanish and wouldn't do as they were told.
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