Friday, September 28, 2007
Mother accused of drowning baby
Christi Denice King pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of murder in connection with the drowning death of her infant son one year ago.King, 33, of Greenville, was the sole subject of a special Tuesday meeting of the Hunt County grand jury, which returned a murder indictment.Prosecutors are already trying to amend the indictment.King entered the not guilty plea during a Thursday morning arraignment hearing in the 196th District Court. Judge Joe Leonard set an interim hearing in the case for March 28.King remains in custody in the Hunt County Jail and had previously filed a writ of habeas corpus seeking a reduction in her $1 million bond.King's defense attorney, Jack Paris, had also filed a motion, requesting an examining trial in an effort to have the bond lowered. That hearing was scheduled to take place Thursday, prior to Tuesday's special meeting of the grand jury and the issuance of the indictment.A motion was filed Friday, seeking an amendment in the wording of the indictment, details of which were not available at press time.