Lydia Iliff appeared in court Monday morning, Sept. 24, on first-degree felony charges of tampering with a motor vehicle.
Iliff's defending attorney Thomas Kempton seemed to be hoping for more information from prosecutors, stating he's operating under the assumption that the tampering charge is the only charge that's going to be filed.
Tampering charges were filed July 5, after Iliff allegedly stole a pickup truck after her car broke down.
Two days later, she showed up at a rural residence, disoriented and dehydrated. Her 18-month-old baby was not with her, so Sheriff Wally George enlisted volunteers and conducted a search of the area. The baby's body was found within about an hour.
Iliff was hospitalized for several weeks and was arrest by sheriff's deputies early in August on the tampering charge. No charges have been filed in connection with the death of the child.
A hearing for her trial setting has been continued and is scheduled at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
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Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.
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