Friday, March 20, 2009

Family tragedy

What a terrible tragedy in any way, shape, or form for the family.

My heart goes out to the family of the girl.

Defense: Tot's death accidental
Stepfather's attorney makes claim; suspect's bail still $500,000

The 31-year-old man accused of killing his three-year-old stepdaughter did so by accident, said his lawyer in court Tuesday.

Timothy Morales of Needville was arrested March 11 for first-degree felony injury to a child, serious bodily injury, which carries the possibility of life in prison. Fort Bend County family District Court Judge Ron Pope set his bail at $500,000, and his lawyer asked a different judge on Tuesday to lower that bond.

The request was made at a hearing Thursday where about 30 supporters of the girl’s mother packed one section of the 240th District Court and about 20 people, described as friends and family of Morales, filled another section of the courtroom. Several bailiffs were on hand to prevent mingling between the groups.

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