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Defense argues child abuse charges are too "general" to defend

Karey Hedlund of Moorcroft appeared in District Court last week to present a motion demanding more specific details of the times and dates of the child abuse she is alleged to have committed.

Her lawyer, Steven J. Titus, argued that trying to build a defense based on accusations that span six years is akin to finding “a needle in six years’ worth of hay.”

Hedlund entered a plea of not guilty in January to 16 charges of child abuse and one of aggravated assault and battery.

Titus argued, based on precedent from previous Wyoming cases, that Hedlund cannot adequately defend herself without more i...