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Redman, Charged With Death of Newborn Daughter, in Court


JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - Amanda Redman of Jackson, charged with manslaughter for the death of her infant daughter, was in family court Wednesday.

The 30-year-old lost parental rights to three of her children nine years ago and three others were removed from her custody over the past few years. The prosecution, who represents the Department of Human Services, requested Redman not be allowed to so much as see those three children even with supervision. Judge Diane Rappelye granted that request.

During the proceedings, Asst. Prosecutor Kati Rezmierski said Redman is not a mom who got drunk one night and made some bad decisions. She said Redman put her oldest son's life in jeopardy, is responsible for the death of her infant daughter and can't be trusted with other children.

"There is nothing more that can be done from where I stand to fix her and make sure children are safe on her watch," said Rezmierski.

Redman's attorney said not all the facts about the baby's death are known yet. "I've read the petition. Obviously the allegations are serious, but there's always two sides to the story. We haven't even begun to flesh out the facts."

Robert Sumner, the father of one of Redman's children, a 4-year-old boy, asked the court to protect his son. "At first, I thought it was a good idea for him to get a little closure, but now I'm kind of feeling when all the court stuff is done, if they want to set up visits then, that's fine. But right now, I don't think it's good for him."



Redman's attorney declined to comment at this time.



She's expected in court this week on her criminal charges. @

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