Judge Delays Case Against Mexico Mom Accused of Child Neglect
MEXICO - April Davis entered a not guilty plea by video conference Friday to three counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the First Degree and three counts of abuse or neglect of a child.
The defense filed a motion to have assistant prosecuting attorney Ashley Turner disqualified from the case, but Turner filed a response opposing that. Audrain County circuit judge Wesley Dalton will hear those arguments on March 31 at 9 a.m.
Davis, a 27-year-old mother of three, is accused of locking her children in a feces covered room. According to the probable cause statement, Davis's home was filthy and had pet urine and feces on the floor.
The document goes on to state that the door leading to the two youngest children's room was locked from the outside. The door also had a rope to secure it. According to the document there were two other adults living there who were helping Davis care for the children, but moved out because the children got mad at her.