WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old Massachusetts girl who died in April has been held on $250,000 cash bail in connection with injuries suffered by the girl’s 9-year-old brother.
Shana Pedroso, of Fitchburg, pleaded not guilty in Superior Court on Tuesday to aggravated assault and battery on a child and reckless endangerment.
Her husband is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 31 on charges of permitting assault and battery on a child and reckless endangerment in connection with the boy.
State troopers responded to the couple’s home in April to find the girl unresponsive. She died at a hospital, and her brother was hospitalized with serious injuries.
Autopsy results on the girl are still pending.
Pedroso’s lawyer did not argue for lower bail. He did not immediately return a call.