Stephanie Shirts and Bobbi Humphreys Enter Pleas In Child Abuse/Endangerment Case
Two of three Casper residents facing various charges connected to a child abuse and endangerment case, have entered their pleas in court, and one of them is back in custody.
Twenty-five year old Stephanie Shirts has pleaded not guilty to four counts of child abuse, one count of aggravated child abuse, and four counts of child endangerment meth.
Meanwhile, 25-year old Bobbi Humphreys has pleaded not guilty to four charges of child endangerment meth and one charge of child endangerment
The case started in middle September, when Casper police were called to the Wyoming Medical Center about a one-year-old girl with severe head trauma.
The child had significant head injuries and was on a ventilator.
An officer also observed burns to the face and head, as well as multiple injuries in various stages of healing over her body
Officers went to a house on the 1700 block of South Fairdale Avenue, where Shirts, Humphreys and 34-year old Jason Catchcart lived.
They checked on other children in the house, who did not appear to have any injuries, and they were taken into protective custody.
Shirts is accused of burning the child’s face with a hot sauce pan, as well as shaking the child violently and smothering her, to get her to stop crying.
During search warrants executed on the residence, officers – with the help of a k9 dog – found and collected drug paraphernalia evidence.
Shirts was originally free on $100,000 bond, but has had her bond revoked and reset to $250,000, because she, along with Cathcart, are accused of being involved in an unrelated shoplifting case, earlier this week.
Humphreys is free on $15,000 bond and both she and Shirts are awaiting trial.
Aggravated child abuse is punishable by up to 25 years in prison, while child abuse and child endangerment met charges, carry up to a 5 year maximum sentence.
As for Cathcart, he is free on $15,000 bond and is awaiting trial on charges connected to this case.