SKOWHEGAN — A Maine girl who was 10 years old when she was charged with killing an infant in her mother’s care is scheduled to appear in court where a plea deal is expected to be discussed.

The hearing for the girl scheduled for Wednesday in Skowhegan District Court is closed to the public.

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But prosecutors and the Fairfield girl’s defense attorney said last week that they had agreed on a deal in which a felony manslaughter charge would be dropped in favor of a misdemeanor. The deal needs a judge’s approval.

The girl, who is now 12, was believed to be the youngest person to face a manslaughter charge in Maine in at least 30 years.

The girl is charged in the July 2012 death of 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway.