Cheyenne Mom Waives Preliminary Hearing in Child Abuse Case
A 31-year-old Cheyenne woman charged with aggravated child abuse after allegedly throwing her baby into a ditch has waived her right to a preliminary hearing.
Lillian Jeffrey was arrested on Dec. 9 after Cheyenne police found her 2-month-old daughter (K.J.) lying in a rock-covered ditch at Love's Travel Stop.
Jeffrey reportedly told police that "all of her children are possessed by spirits" and that "K.J. was a demon and that she cleansed her."
K.J. suffered multiple skull fractures and a collapsed lung and had to be life-flighted to Children's Hospital Colorado for treatment. She's currently in DFS custody.
Jeffrey was being held on a $10,000 cash bond, but Laramie County Circuit Court Judge Denise Nau on Tuesday reduced it to $5,000 cash/surety.
If convicted, Jeffrey could face up to 25 years in prison.