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Rome mother charged with homicide in baby's death appears in court

The Rome mother charged with homicide in the death of her baby daughter appeared in Oneida County Court Friday morning.

Posted: Jun 28, 2019 12:08 PM

UTICA - The Rome mother charged with homicide in the death of her baby daughter appeared in Oneida County Court Friday morning.

Judge Robert Bauer granted several standard requests for the defense, including a hearing regarding the possible suppression of statements made by 29-year-old Brooke Renzi to police after her arrest.

Bauer scheduled a Huntley Hearing for July 30th, which is Renzi’s next court appearance. A Huntley Hearing is used to review how police obtain statements from a defendant.

Rome Police say six-month-old Elaina Dyer died in August 2018 in her mother's Embargo Street apartment. Renzi and 26-year-old Derek Dyer, the baby’s father, are charged with criminally negligent homicide. They allegedly failed to check on their sleeping baby for more than 12 hours.

Both Renzi and Dyer have rejected plea offers.

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