FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Lee County mom took a plea deal in court today for allegedly leaving her two-year-old daughter alone in a hotel, covered in her own filth.
25-year-old Binish Evans plead guilty to child neglect and negligence.
According to authorities, Evans' daughter was found last October in a hotel room soaked in her own urine and feces as well as malnourished.
No sentence was given, or discussed, during the plea hearing.
Binish Evans will be entered into a treatment facility in St. Petersburg. There she will be in a mental health program that includes parenting classes. That could take 6 to 8 months.
In court, her husband said she was insane during the time of the incident. He begged for no jail time and a quick return.
She is sitting in Lee County Jail, until a bed at the facility opens up.
If she completes the program successfully, Evans will be allowed to go to Texas to be with her husband. She will be on probation, but the judge has not yet decided on the conditions of her probation.
The judge has set a status hearing in September, citing she could face "serious probation."
A sentencing hearing could be established at that time.
Evans' daughter is doing well and has made a full recovery. She is now under the custody of her father.