Woman appeals bond denial in infant murder case

Woman appeals bond denial in infant murder case

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 28 at 6:03 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indianapolis woman accused of killing her premature baby by ingesting rat poison while she was pregnant is appealing a judge's decision to deny her bond.

Marion Superior Court Judge Sheila Carlisle ruled last month that Bei Bei Shuai should not be allowed out of jail on murder and feticide charges because there was a strong presumption of her guilt. Bond is extremely rare in murder cases.

Defense attorney Linda Pence told The Indianapolis Star on Thursday that the Indiana Court of Appeals had agreed to expedite its review of the case.

Pence says Shuai ate rat poison because she intended to kill herself, not her baby.

Dozens of health care and other groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs asking the Court of Appeals to allow Shuai's release.
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