Man indicted; mother pleads not guilty in murder of 2-year-old daughter

Man indicted; mother pleads not guilty in murder of 2-year-old daughter
Kelsey Barth (left) faces a negligent homicide charge. Shane Posey (right) is facing a first-degree murder charge in the dead of the couple's two year old daughter.

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.

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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.

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