Trial date set for Posey Co. woman charged in baby’s death

Trial date set for Posey Co. woman charged in baby’s death

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A trial date has now been set for one of two people charged in the death of a 14-month-old girl in Posey Co.

Samantha Burris is now set to go to trial February 10.

The other person charged in the case, Richard Kennedy, has a trial date set for Oct. 7. He has a pretrial conference September 9.

Both were arrested in October 2018, after 14-month-old Nyla Brantley was taken to a local hospital with head injuries.

Nyla later passed away.

Police say Kennedy and Burris were babysitting Nyla. Both are charged with neglect of a dependent.

Nyla Brantly (Source: Facebook)
Nyla Brantly (Source: Facebook) (Source: Lyman, Jill)

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