Muskingum College Student Appears In Court

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, February 6, 2002 - 02:22 PM
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The Muskingum College student charged in the death of her infant made her first appearance in a Muskingum county courtroom Wednesday morning. 21-year old Jennifer N. Bryant appeared before Judge Jeffrey Hooper with her attorney Aaron Miller. No plea was entered however bond was set for the defendant. Attached to the $50,000 bond was a request made by the defense for house arrest with the exception that Bryant be permitted to attend counseling sessions, meetings with her lawyer and seek additional medical treatment. She will be residing with her parents in Frankfort in Ross County. Bryant has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and abuse of a corpse in the death of “Baby Bryant.” All of which are felonies in the state. Bryant was arrested Monday night after her newborn son’s body was found in dumpster behind the house she shared with five other students. According to the preliminary coroner’s report the infant died of asphyxiation . Bryant made bond and was released from jail. She now must wear an electronic monitoring device.

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