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Trial for Cody couple delayed to August for possible plea agreement

CODY (WNE) – The jury trials for the Cody couple charged with abusing their 15-year-old child by putting her in cruel confinement have been delayed until Aug. 7 due to possible plea agreements.

Jacob Wayne Guyer, 38, and Christine Philbrook, 48, were charged separately in 2021, each with one count of child abuse after they allegedly locked the child in a room for several hours a day, under poor living conditions and with little food.

Both Guyer, the child’s father, and Philbrook, her stepmother, pleaded not guilty to the charg...