Local Teen's Plea In Infant's Death Postponed

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A Central Texas teenager was set to plead guilty Thursday to a murder charge in the death of an infant, but the appearance was rescheduled at the last minute.

Warren Randall Hughes (Jail photo)

TEMPLE (June 20, 2013)--Warren Randall Hughes, 18, of Temple, was set to plead guilty Thursday to murder in the November 2011 death of an infant who was found unconscious at a home, but the appearance was postponed at the last minute until next week.

A spokesman for the Bell County District Attorney’s Office said the murder plea and another one in connection with an aggravated robbery were reset for June 26 at the request of defense attorneys.

Hughes was served with a murder warrant in March 2012 while he was being held in the Bell County Jail on an unrelated aggravated robbery charge.

The murder indictment handed up by the Bell County Grand Jury came after a lengthy investigation that started when officers responded to a report of an unconscious infant on Nov. 13, 2011.

The infant was taken to Scott & White Hospital, but could not be revived and was pronounced dead, police said.

Investigators say the infant died as the result of blunt force trauma.

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