Niemerg Trial Delayed
Published on April 28 2012 12:48 pm
Last Updated on April 29 2012 9:37 pm
The trial of rural Dieterich resident Kelci Niemerg has been postponed to September. The 24-year-old Niemerg is charged with aggravated battery of a child, accused of using excessive force when she put an infant in a playpen at her home last May.
It's alleged the action caused the then nine-month-old boy to strike his head on an object next to the playpen, resulting in injuries. Defense counsel today said they won't receive a report from their expert witness until May 21. That's two weeks before the original trial date of June 4th, which State's Attorney Ed Deters said is not enough time for a review.
Judge Michael Kiley re-scheduled Niemerg's trial for Tuesday, September 4. A pre-trial hearing on pending motions was set for 1pm Monday, July 2. Deters had asked for a new trial date in August, but Kiley said there are other matters already scheduled. Niemerg is free on $20,000 bond.