Mississippi Court Rejects Arguement from Murder of Ky. Child

The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld a murder conviction in the death of a Kentucky child.

The court rejected Lydia Berry’s arguments that prosecutors failed to produce evidence of intent in the case against her.

Berry had been convicted in September 2004, for causing the injuries that led to the death of her two-year-old niece, Basia Fletcher of Leitchfield.

Berry and her husband, Derrick had been babysitting Fletcher for two weeks.

The court said it was Berry’s failure to provide medical treatment to Fletcher that led to her conviction.


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