A 22-year-old Kearney woman has pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony child abuse.
Online court records say Brittney Schlund made the pleas on Tuesday in Buffalo County District Court.
Schlund and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Trey Tickle, were charged after Schlund’s 5-month-old daughter was hospitalized in January. Officials say the two reported the baby may have fallen out of her child swing, but doctors say the child’s injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Officials also say the baby tested positive for ingestion and exposure to methamphetamine.
Court records say Tickle pleaded not guilty on March 20 to four counts of felony child abuse and one felony count of drug possession.