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2 People Accused of Child Abuse Appear in Lewis County Court

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Two people accused of child abuse appeared in Lewis County court Tuesday.

Christopher Sheppard and Julia Mick are accused of killing their young child in 2011.

Prosecutors said Mick left the child in Sheppard's care when the child hit his head and later died.

The two will have separate trials. Mick will go to trial in January. Sheppard's trial date hasn't been set.

Mick is free on bond. Sheppard's lawyers have asked for a bond reduction.