A trial set for Monday was canceled after a woman accused of setting a deadly Carrollton house fire reached a plea deal with Denton County prosecutors.
Toni Renee Barnett, 46, received an eight-year prison term for manslaughter and two years for aggravated assault for setting the Aug. 27, 2010, blaze that killed 2-year-old Braylen Smalls, the son of a man she was dating. The sentences will run concurrently.
Murder and arson charges were dismissed at the July 9 plea hearing. A mistrial was declared in the case in November after jurors were unable to reach a verdict.
— The Dallas Morning News