Trial Date Reset For Stephanie Shirts
A judge granted a request to move the trial date for Stephanie Shirts, who is accused of multiple counts of child abuse.
Shirts, through her attorney Kurt Infanger, asked Natrona County District Court Judge Catherine Wilking to move the trial date to Feb. 2.
Assistant District Attorney Mike Schafer agreed with the request.
Shirts had been scheduled to go to trial in January.
Earlier this month, Wilking denied Shirts' request to lower her bond from $250,000 to $100,000.
Shirts was arrested in September after police were called to the Wyoming Medical Center for a report of a child with a significant head injury who was unresponsive, had hematomas in the head, and burns to the left rear area of the head.
The investigation determined that the child’s mother, Bobbi Humphreys, left the child in Shirts’ care while Humphreys went shopping. While changing the baby’s diaper, Shirts put a blanket over the baby, whose face turned blue.
When Humphreys returned to the house owned by Shirts’ boyfriend, Jason Cathcart, she saw the baby’s condition and took him to the hospital.
Shirts was charged with one count of aggravated child abuse punishable by up to 25 years in prison, four counts of child abuse with each count punishable by up to five years in prison, and four counts of child endangerment with methamphetamine, with each count punishable by up to five years in prison.
Her bond was set at $100,000.
She and Cathcart posted bond.
A few weeks later, they were arrested for shoplifting at the east side Walmart.
Shirts’ bond was reset to $250,000.