It's back to court today for a Toulon woman accused of leaving her newborn baby in a Stark County ditch.
19-year-old Kendra Meaker will appear in court for a pre-trial hearing later this morning.
There could be several outcomes, but basically after today, we'll know how the case will move forward from a court stand point.
Meaker faces charges of obstruction of justice and endangering the life or health of a child.
Back in September, Meaker told police that someone stole her baby Mia from outside a Toulon post office. This triggered a false alarm amber alert and a search that lasted for hours. Eventually, baby Mia was found alive in a nearby ditch in Stark County.
In October, Mia's father told CBS4 Meaker struggled after the baby was born.
"Doctor did give her a test for that and I mean, doctor did say she was borderline post partum depression," says Timothy Thompson.
At the time, family members couldn't believe what was happening.
"We are all surprised that she did what she had done to this beautiful little baby miracle," says Belinda Coley, Mia's grandmother.
Meaker has been ruled fit to stand trial and faces up to four years in prison if convicted. Regardless of what happens to Meaker, family members say it's important that both baby Mia and her sister, Mercedes, are taken care of by setting up a trust fund.
"Money that will be in the trust fund will help my son Timothy Thompson, raise both Mia and Mercedes Thompson, since he is now a single parent," Coley adds.
We'll bring you that latest from today's court proceedings tonight on CBS4 News.
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