Mother accused of murdering 7-month-old daughter makes court appearance

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SUMNER COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The woman accused of killing her 7-month-old daughter made an appearance Thursday in Sumner County Court.

Last week, Shelby Johnson was arrested for suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Jesslinn Hulett. Jesslinn was found unresponsive on April 1. In May, authorities ruled her death as a homicide.

Last week, Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said charges against Johnson include first-degree murder, murder by virtue of child abuse, murder by virtue of aggravated child endangerment, second-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated child endangerment. 

At a court appearance today, the judge reiterated primary charges of murder and child endangerment. An attorney for Johnson asked that her bond of $250,000 be reduced to $100,000. A judge agreed with the stipulation of monitoring if she bonds out. 

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