Mother accused of killing baby boy goes before judge with no attorney

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by Mark Schnyder

KMOV.com

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 17 at 6:41 PM

(KMOV) -- The mother accused of beating her one-year-old baby to death went before a judge in Clayton Thursday morning.
 
Shelby Dasher, 20, has been charged with second-degree murder.  She was in a tan jail jumpsuit, wearing handcuffs and leg shackles.
 
The judge asked her if she had an attorney and she shook her head, "no."  The judge asked if she had money for an attorney an she shook her head"no."  She was told an attorney would be appointed for her and referred her to the public defender's office.
 
Dasher's next court appearance is set for January 5th, 2012.
 
News 4 reporter Mark Schnyder was at the hearing and said Dasher did not appear to be happy or sad... almost indifferent to what was going on.  She looked like she could have been up there contesting a parking ticket if you weren't aware of how serious the charges against her really are.

None of Dasher's friends or family we've talked to or seen in the past couple of days appeared in the gallery during the brief court appearance.

 

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