BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A mother has pleaded not guilty, and her fiancee has been formally indicted in the death of a two year old.
On Mar. 8, Denham Springs Police responded to the home of Shane Posey, and his fiancee, Kelsey Barth. A spokesperson for the department said officers found Barth’s two-year-old child with head trauma in critical condition upon arrival. The child was rushed to a local hospital where she later died.
After the child’s death, charges were upgraded for both suspects.
On June 17, Posey was indicted on one count of first-degree murder. His arraignment is scheduled for June 26.
Barth pleaded not guilty to a charge of negligent homicide during her June 10 arraignment. Her next court date is Aug. 5.