NKY woman accused of killing child held on $1M bail

Posted at 11:23 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 11:38:51-04

(LEX 18) — A judge set bail Thursday at $1 million for a Northern Kentucky mother accused of killing her child.

Police said Stacey Schuchart told police that her 1-year-old son died Aug. 16, shortly after he was found unresponsive.

They said that Schuchart told 911 that her son hit his head on a microwave, but the coroner described serious injuries, including a broken arm, head injuries and a detached bladder.

Schuchart has several other children and was pregnant at the time of the alleged homicide.

A public defender requested an alternative to her $1 million bail, but the judge denied it.

Schuchart reportedly has a history of bail jumping, has violated probation and was charged with felonies in the past, including identity theft.