WALSENBURG — Marissa Jackson appeared briefly in court Tuesday morning for what was to be her arraignment and plea to charges of child abuse resulting in death in the August 3, 2014 death of her then-boyfriend’s four-year old daughter. The arraignment was reset for 9 am Wednesday, August 5, 2015 and agreed to by both the prosecution and defense. The state is represented by special prosecutors Dan Edwards and Cynthia Colbert of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and Jackson is represented by attorney Adam Shultz. Jackson told the court she understood her rights and her attorney had explained the speedy trial clock did not begin until she had formally entered her plea to the charges filed against her. She remains in custody in lieu of a $100,000 c/s bond at the Huerfano County Jail. Senior District Judge Scott Epstein under assignment from the state court’s administrator’s office presided over the hearing.
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