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Mother of Owen Barker offers to help prosecutors

Jessica Cuffman • Feb 28, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Danielle Flannery, 22, of Sandusky, was scheduled for trial next week. But at a hearing Monday, her attorney, John Prusak, asked the court to change the date.

"She said she is interested in helping the state in the way of cooperation," Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter said. "We're just going to have to address whether or not we're going to use her."

Flannery is charged with involuntary manslaughter, permitting child abuse, endangering a child and obstructing justice, all in connection to the July 30 death of Owen Barker. Police have said she left Owen in the care of her then-boyfriend, Michael Milner, 24, while she was at work that day.

For more on the case, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Register.

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