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Three parents indicted Thursday by a grand jury on felony charges relating to alleged child abuse are scheduled to appear for arraignment today in Hardin Circuit Court.
Barry Wayne Williams Jr., 21, was indicted Thursday for one count of murder.
According to the indictment, Williams “wantonly engaged in conduct” Feb. 25, which “created a grave risk of death” to his 6-month-old daughter, Aleyah Noelle Williams.
Williams remains lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond.
Also indicted were Alexander Michael Lee Irwin, 18, and Jessica A. Capponi, 19. Both face charges of first-degree criminal abuse while Irwin also is charged with first-degree assault.
Irwin and Capponi “intentionally” abused their 3-month-old son — identified only as L.C. — by “causing serious physical injury,” “placing L.C. in a situation that may cause him serious physical injury” or “causing torture, cruel confinement or cruel punishment,” the grand jury alleged.
Both teens are lodged at the detention center where Capponi is held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond and Irwin, $50,000.
An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. The defendants are innocent until proven guilty.
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