Bond reduced for Kansas mother charged in child’s death
WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — A judge has reduced the bond for a 26-year-old Kansas woman charged in the death of her young daughter.
Shelby Johnson, of Oxford, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, child abuse and aggravated child endangerment in the death of 7-month-old Jesslinn Hulett.
During a court appearance Thursday, Johnson’s bond was lowered from $250,000 to $100,000.
KAKE-TV reports that Johnson’s attorney asked for the bond reduction, saying Johnson has no prior criminal history and is not a flight risk. Johnson is also 26 weeks pregnant.
A criminal complaint filed last week accuses Johnson of beating and shaking Jesslinn, causing injuries consistent with blunt force trauma.
The girl’s father took her to a hospital in Sumner County April 1. She died at a Wichita hospital four days later.
Information from: KAKE-TV.