Grand jury indicts Shelby Dasher | St. Louis Public Radio

Grand jury indicts Shelby Dasher

Mar 1, 2012

A St. Louis County grand jury has indicted Shelby Dasher, ruling there is probable cause to try her for second-degree murder in the death of her 13-month-old son.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the grand jury handed up the indictment Wednesday. The attorney for Dasher has entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.

Dasher is accused of fatally beating her son, Tyler, because he wouldn't stop crying on Nov. 15. She allegedly faked his abduction, prompting a massive search. Passersby found the boy's body near a cemetery not far from his home.

In addition to the murder count, Dasher is charged with child abuse.