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Defense to Make Motion to Continue in Hinds Case


The defense for Sasha Hinds indicated it will make a motion to continue during an omnibus hearing on July 15 before District Katherine Bidegaray. The pretrial motions will be heard in court on July 29. Hinds appeared in court via video from the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs.

Public defender, Cynthia Thornton, also stated to the judge that the defense plans to complete their own evaluation of Hinds’ fitness to stand trial. Documentation of the evaluation from the Montana State Hospital has not been released.

A status hearing on the case is scheduled for Aug. 26.

On April 15, Hinds entered a plea of not guilty to the charges of Deliberate Homicide and Aggravated Assault in connection with the death of her 2-month old daughter, Kylie Ann Hinds, and the stabbing of Brendan James Sheehan.

If convicted Hinds could face death, life imprisonment or a 100-year sentence. The minimum penalty is 10 years imprisonment.


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