Archive for Saturday, March 11, 2006

Mom’s plea hearing set in endangerment case

March 11, 2006


A mother charged with endangering her infant child - who allegedly died as the result of child abuse by the mother's boyfriend - made a brief court appearance Friday to schedule a plea.

Brandi Mae Hendrickson, 24, appeared before Judge Paula Martin in Douglas County District Court, where she waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Martin scheduled a plea hearing for May 31, after the murder trial is scheduled to end for Hendrickson's boyfriend, Jay D. Decker.

Decker, 26, is charged with killing 5-month-old Risha Lafferty in October by repeatedly abusing her at the couple's apartment at Edgewood Homes, 1600 Haskell Ave.

Hendrickson has agreed to testify against Decker as part of a deal she arranged with prosecutors to reduce her charge from a felony to a misdemeanor.


girlie04 12 years, 1 month ago

Hmmmm.......How convienent they schedule Brandis' plea after Jays trial.The prosecution is still sticking with the thought that Jay did this......I THINK NOT BRANDI!!!!!

lizzyp13 12 years, 1 month ago

We all just have to continue with the knowledge that the truth will come out in the end. We must stick with that.

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