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Lasby Returns to Court In Child Death Case

A felony settlement hearing is scheduled for mom accused in infant death.

A Palm Desert woman acccused in the death of her infant child is scheduled to return to court this morning for a possible settlement.

Amanda Lasby, 25, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, assaulting a child causing great bodily injury and willful child cruelty stemming from her daughter's March 30, 2011 death.

Lasby was arrested on Sept. 30, 2011 at a home on Ocotillo Drive near Grapevine Street in Palm Desert after a coroner's report showed the child’s injuries were consistent with abuse, said Sgt. Mike Lujan of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

The forensic evidence revealed that the cause of death was attributed to blunt force trauma, Lujan said.

Lasby was being held at the Indio Jail in lieu of $1 million.

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