Parents charged in death of 7-week old twin plead not guilty

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LONDON, Ky. (AP) – A Laurel County couple accused of killing one of their babies, pleaded not guilty in court.

An arraignment was held for Jessica and Gary Nicely on Friday.

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They’re charged with criminal abuse in the death of their 7-week-old baby.  The victim’s twin sister was also taken to the emergency room and treated for injuries.

The couple reportedly blame each other for the child’s death.

Their case now goes to a grand jury.

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9/7/16 6:10 p.m.

A couple have been charged in southern Kentucky with murder in the death of one of their 7-week-old twin daughters.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root said in a news release Wednesday that 31-year-old Jessica Nicely was also charged with two counts of first-degree criminal abuse, and her 34-year-old husband, Gary Nicely, was charged with one count of first-degree criminal abuse.

The Nicelys are being held in the Laurel County jail.

Root announced last week that the girl was pronounced dead Thursday evening at University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Her twin suffered leg fractures.

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