Slain child's mother appears in court - - Jackson, MS

Slain child's mother appears in court

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The mother of a missing toddler made her first court appearance on capital murder charges Thursday in Jackson. This after police investigators find what appears to be human remains on her property.

The child's parents are Keith Cassidy Sr., 39, and Kathleen Cassidy, 31.  The father is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for drug possession.  They both face capital murder charges.

Jackson police believe the child may have been killed three years ago.  Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart says police found what appears to be little pieces of bones.  The coroner says no skull was found and she must now try to confirm if they are indeed human bones.

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