Indiana babysitter pleads not responsible in demise of woman, 11 months, discovered lifeless in woods
A person charged in reference to the demise of an 11-month-old Indiana woman present in a wooded space pleaded not responsible this week after coroner officers dominated her demise a murder.
Justin Miller, 37, appeared in court docket Tuesday on a cost of neglect of a dependant leading to demise, Fox 59 Indianapolis reported. An post-mortem revealed Mercedes Lain died from blunt drive accidents to the pinnacle, Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman stated Monday.
Her mother and father, Kenneth Lain, 41, and 32-year-old Tiffany Coburn, are additionally charged with neglect of a dependent. Chipman stated Lain and Coburn left the child with Miller at a Plymouth motel for the weekend so they may have a “few days from the kid.”
The kid was final seen Aug. 14.
MISSING INDIANA GIRL, 11 MONTHS, FOUND DEAD IN WOODED AREA; PARENTS, BABYSITTER ARRESTED
The mother and father reported Lain lacking the following day when Miller did not convey her again as deliberate. Her physique was discovered Aug. 18 n a wooded space of Starke County. Miller allegedly informed investigators he had artificial marijuana a number of instances whereas he was watching Lain.
In court docket paperwork obtained by WTHR-TV, Lain and Coburn have been described as being uncooperative” with authorities. Miller gave conflicting accounts of his time with the child, even saying he dropped her off with a neighbor.
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He faces as much as 40 years in jail.