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Trial date set for ex-police officer in girl's hot car death

10 months 1 week 2 days ago Wednesday, December 13 2017 Dec 13, 2017 December 13, 2017 12:26 PM December 13, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: The Sun Herald
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - A judge has set a trial date for a former Mississippi police officer charged with second-degree murder in the death of her daughter in a hot patrol car.
  
The Sun Herald reports that the judge set an April 2, 2018, trial date for 28-year-old Cassie Barker at her arraignment Monday. Barker also pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.
  
The former Long Beach officer is accused of leaving 3-year-old Cheyenne Hyer unattended in a patrol car for more than four hours while she was in another officer's home. The car's air conditioner was on but wasn't blowing cold air. Hyer was found unresponsive in the car and died Sept. 30, 2016.
  
Barker was fired days later, and initially charged with manslaughter.
  
Barker remains free on a $50,000 bond.

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