Couple pleads 'guilty' to 4-year-old's death

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A Birmingham mother and stepfather have pleaded guilty in the death of a four-year-old child.

Marcus and Quanisha Smith had been charged with capital murder after Evan Byrdsong died in 2009. A coroner's report said the boy died from abuse and neglect.

Their capital murder trial was supposed to start Monday morning, but both accepted a plea deal to avoid a possible death sentence.

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