Casey Crain, 24, Salem appeared in court today to be formally charged with a Class A Felony, Neglect of a Minor.
Her 8 month old son died in Sunday September 8 as a result of alleged injuries from her boyfriend, Jamie Lykins.
Washington County Circuit Judge Larry Medlock told Crane she placed her son in danger, allowed him to be abused and delayed medical treatment, resulting in the baby’s death.
Because Crane said she had no assets, Medlock appointed Mark Clark as her defense attorney.
A pre-trial conference is set for Thursday October 31 at 9 a.m. with the trial tentatively set for May 7, 2014.
Crane was arrested at noon last Friday after Medlock issued a warrant based on information gathered by the Indiana State Police, Salem Police Department and the Washington County Prosecutors office.
She is being held on a $40, 000 full cash bond at the Washington County Detention Center in an isolated cell.
Lykins was arrested a week ago and was charged with two Class A Felonies— Battery Resulting in Death and Neglect of a minor.
He remains incarcerated in the Washington County Detention Center.