BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) — A Brevard County father is expected to plead guilty Friday to nearly starving his 12-year-old son to death.
Michael Marshall's son weighed only 40 pounds when he was discovered by police.
Last month in a trial that ended in a guilty verdict for Marshall's girlfriend, Sharon Glass, prosecutors said the boy was caged or tied up most of the time.
On the stand in her trial, Glass said Marshall took steps to cover up his son's condition.
"Mike always had him wear bulky sweatshirts, hood things and sweat pants," Glass said.
Glass told jurors in her trial that Marshall was the primary abuser and even abused her as she tried to paint herself as a victim too.
"I strongly believed he was going to kill me, that I was his true love and he didn't want anyone else to have me," said Glass.
Channel 9 has learned that Marshall has agreed to a plea deal, although the specific charges he will plead to are unclear.
It will be up to the judge to sentence Marshall and it is possible the judge could reject the plea altogether, Channel 9 has learned.
The hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Friday.