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Preliminary hearing set for former Long Beach officer charged in her young daughter's death

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) -

A fired Long Beach police officer accused in her 3-year-old daughter's hot-car death has a preliminary hearing in the case Nov. 8.

Twenty-seven-year-old Cassie Barker was arrested for manslaughter in the Sept. 30 death of her daughter, Cheyenne Hyer.

The Sun Herald reports  she's scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. before Justice Court Judge Tommy Carver, who will determine if there's enough evidence to turn the case over to a Hancock County grand jury for an indictment.

Barker is accused of leaving the toddler in the back of her patrol car from shortly before 9 a.m. until she discovered her unresponsive at 1:15 p.m., according to records.

Barker had stopped by the home of her then-supervisor, Sgt. Clark Ladner, to discuss a work-related matter.

Ladner has since been fired.
   
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