WBIW.com News - state

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

Trial Of Baby's Starvation Death Starts Monday

Last updated on Saturday, February 2, 2013

(RICHMOND) - The murder trial of an eastern Indiana couple charged in their infant son’s starvation death is set to begin next week.

Wayne County Prosecutor Michael Shipman said in a Thursday statement that Amy Hockett and Joseph Pierson's trial will begin Monday and should last about a week. The trial will be held in Wayne Superior Court.

Hockett and Pierson pleaded not guilty to murder and neglect in the February 2012 death of their 3-month-old son, Khaiden Hockett.

A pathologist ruled the infant died of dehydration due to starvation. His birth weight was 8 pounds 7 ounces, but he weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces at the autopsy.

Authorities say the couple's Richmond home was filthy and covered in feces and urine when investigators searched it on the night Khaiden died.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page