Infant Suffocation Death Trial Set for Moline Mom
A trial date has been set for a Moline mother accused of child endangerment in the "co-sleeping" suffocation death of her 4-month-old son.
Terri Lynn Wells will return to court for a pretrial hearing on Jan. 16 and a plea date at the end of the month. The trial is set to begin on Feb. 2.
The (Moline) Dispatch reports Wells is charged with one felony count and two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. The baby's father, Anthony Schlieper Jr., pleaded guilty to one count of child endangerment earlier this month.
Prosecutors say both parents were under the influence of marijuana and alcohol on June 10 when they fell asleep with their infant son in the bed, causing him to suffocate. The death was ruled a homicide.
A message seeking comment was left Tuesday with the attorney representing Wells.