Milton day care owner to remain jailed

A Milton day care owner accused of shaking a 16-month-old boy who died from his injuries was not issued bond after appearing in court on a second-degree murder charge Oct. 31.

Denise Lowery, 55, will remain behind bars until a Nov. 13 circuit court appearance related to the death of the toddler who was in her care.

“The presumption of guilt is great,” State Attorney Bill Eddins said during Lowery’s first appearance on upgraded charges. Eddins’ office presented testimony by Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Detective Larry Tynes, who said medical experts advised the child suffered definitive signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Judge Robert Hilliard said he was convinced by the state’s arguments which is why he decided not to issue bail.

Following the proceedings, Lowery’s attorney, Tony Henderson, refused to comment about the case.

Read more in the Nov. 6 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.



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