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Woman charged in son’s hot car death won’t get lower bond

FILE - This file photo provided by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office in Muncie, Ind., shows Britni Nicole Wihebrink, who has been charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death and obstruction of justice. Authorities say that Wihebrink, who had been drinking and was taking a nap when her 2-year-old son crawled into a hot car and later died Sept. 5, 2018, isn't getting her bond reduced ahead of trial scheduled for Jan. 14. (Delaware County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman who authorities say had been drinking and was taking a nap when her 2-year-old son crawled into a hot car and later died isn’t getting her bond reduced ahead of trial.

The Star Press reports a judge denied a request by 29-year-old Britni Nicole Wihebrink of Daleville, who is jailed under a $50,000 cash bond. Last week, Wihebrink and her attorney, Chris Teagle tried to persuade Delaware Circuit Court Judge John Feick to approve a lower bond.

Wihebrink’s trial is scheduled Jan. 14.

She’s charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death and obstruction of justice. A probable cause affidavit says her son, 2-year-old Jaxon Stults, was found “very hot and stiff” in her car Sept. 5 and died in an ambulance.

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Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com

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