Second mother accepts plea agreement

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A second mother accused of trying to cover-up her son’s involvement in the assault of a Blue Earth Area football player has struck a plea deal.

Renee Lee Nagel, 47, of Blue Earth has accepted Faribault County Attorney Kathryn Karjala’s offer of a continuance for dismissal.

Under the agreement, Nagel was placed on six months probation which will expire on Sept. 29.

If she remains law-abiding and has no same or similar charges for six months, the case will be dismissed.

Nagel’s son was charged and convicted in the October 2017 assault that occurred during a party held at a teammate’s home in Winnebago.

Last month, Shawna Barnett, 47, of Des Moines, Iowa, also agreed to a plea of a continuance for dismissal with the same conditions. Her probation will expire on Sept. 16.

Both with charged with aiding an offender; aiding an offender obstructing an investigation; conspiracy to aid and offender; and conspiracy to obstruct and investigation.

According to court documents, subpoenaed text messages show that Nagel and Barnett, “consulted each other and third parties about the assaults and worked to eliminate the risk of conviction for their sons and others.”

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