Associated Press , Published August 19 2013
Bismarck woman wants trial on child abuse chargesBISMARCK — A Bismarck woman accused of locking her three boys in a basement and physically abusing them has asked for a trial.
The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1bhro3L ) that 29-year-old Kacie Schaeffer appeared Monday in court and was granted a three-day trial starting Oct. 9.
A hearing is scheduled Thursday for her boyfriend, 33-year-old Trevor Runningbear.
They pleaded not guilty to felony child abuse or neglect charges and face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
The two were arrested after a 9-year-old boy told school officials in May that his mother and her boyfriend abused him and his 3- and 6-year-old brothers, and locked them in a basement when the older boys were not in school.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com
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