BROKEN BOW, Nebraska — A trial has been scheduled in April for an unlicensed midwife charged with manslaughter and other crimes in the 2011 death of a Nebraska newborn.
The trial of 68-year-old Judy Jones, of Irene, South Dakota, had been scheduled to begin next month. Broken Bow radio station KCNI reports (http://bit.ly/1QvQBbY ) that Custer County Attorney Steven Bowers asked for a delay, however, so evidence from a defense expert could be reviewed. The nonjury trial has been rescheduled to begin April 19.
Jones is charged with manslaughter, practicing without a license and criminal impersonation. Authorities have said Jones helped deliver a baby in rural Custer County home in September 2011, defying orders prohibiting her from practicing as a midwife in Nebraska and South Dakota. The infant died shortly after birth.
Information from: KCNI-AM.