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In this Nov. 4 photo Jay Barse, left, is led from court in Watertown after being acquitted of killing his ex-girlfriend’s daughter. Authorities said Monday Barse, 26, plans to plead guilty to at least one new child abuse or drug charge on Wednesday in order to avoid another trial. (AP Photo/Watertown Public Opinion, Kyle G. Horst)

Plea change set for Watertown man acquitted of killing child

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By Carson Walker

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Watertown man acquitted of killing his girlfriend's toddler plans to plead guilty to at least one new child abuse or drug charge in order to avoid another trial, the head prosecutor in the case said.

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