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36-year-old Bismarck resident entered a guilty plea in connection with the death of a child



Bismarck, North Dakota – Russell James entered a guilty plea on Monday to the charge of contributing to the deprivation or delinquency of a minor.

After that, James was given a sentence of 360 days in jail, with credit given for the 156 days that he had previously served by the judge, Daniel Borgen.

According to the prosecutors, the 36-year-old James, the 40-year-old Rolanda Doyle, and the 18-year-old Serenity Foots were all adults in the home where Geremy Doyle died in February from battered child syndrome.

Both Doyle and Foots have, as of this point, entered not guilty pleas to the charges against them as they await their trials in the near future. Foots is scheduled to stand trial on August 2nd for child abuse and child neglect charges, while Doyle is scheduled to stand trial on October 12th for murder and child abuse charges.