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Lexington woman charged with murdering her 9-month-old son pleads not guilty

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 09:47:13-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington woman, charged with murder in the death of her infant child, has pleaded not guilty.

32-year-old Sammantha Moore made the plea during a Monday court hearing. The judge kept her bond at more than half a million dollars.

Moore was arrested by Lexington Police last week. Officers responded at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday to an apartment on Centre Parkway where they found her 9-month-old son, Ocean, dead inside the home.

Police said the investigation found that Moore intentionally caused the death of her son by use of physical force.

She is lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center. Her next hearing is set for Jan. 7.