Sweet makes initial court appearance by video from Bartholomew County Jail

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Jeremy Sweet, who faces felony charges involving the death of his 2-year-old daughter Emma, made his initial court appearance Thursday in Bartholomew Superior Court 1 by video conference from jail.

Sweet, 39, of 1415 N. County Road 850E, has told multiple versions about what happened regarding the death of his daughter, Emma Sweet, whose body was found in a debris field in the East Fork White River at 11 a.m. Sunday.

During Thursday’s hearing, Judge James Worton explained to Sweet by video conference that he is charged with a Level 1 felony neglect of a dependent resulting in death, accused of intentionally placing his daughter in a situation that endangered her life and health and resulted in her death.

During the initial hearing, Worton appointed public defender Aaron Edwards to represent Sweet in court.

Emma Sweet’s funeral is set for Saturday at a local funeral home.

Emma Sweet

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