- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) - A New York judge has dismissed two felony charges against a man and woman charged in the overdose death of a 13-month-old girl.

Twenty-seven-year-old Rachel Ball and 35-year-old Joshua Bennett are charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and other charges in the death of Ball’s daughter. A tentative trial date has been set for Dec. 7.

Authorities said Kayleigh Cassell died Feb. 22 in a home in the Washington County town of Kingsbury where Bennett was staying.

A forensic pathologist said Kayleigh died of pneumonia and respiratory failure stemming from acute heroin and cocaine intoxication.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (https://bit.ly/1NZ2Iix ) a Washington County judge found insufficient evidence to support tampering with physical evidence charges against the couple.


This story has been charged to correct the county in the third paragraph to Washington instead of Warren.


Information from: The Post-Star, https://www.poststar.com

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