Cole County child abuse case headed to trial
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:05:07 GMT —
The jury trial for a Cole County woman accused of shaking a baby is scheduled to begin Monday morning.
The trial comes about two and a half years after the alleged incident happened.
Shelly Richter is charged with two felony counts: endangering the welfare of a child and abuse of a child causing serious emotional injury.
In the fall of 2010, a grand jury charged the Taos woman with hitting and shaking 7-month-old Lane Schaeffer.
Richter said in August 2010 she dropped the baby on a concrete floor after tripping over another child at her home daycare.
However, doctors testified the baby's injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome.
This is the fourth time a judge has set a trial date for Richter.
Richter's trial is scheduled to be in front of Judge Pat Joyce.
Stay with KRCG 13 for coverage as the trial begins.